Clinical Research Award Plus Concept Proposal and Planning Grant: Therapy Initiation and Modification on ETI (TIME)

The intent of the planning grant is to support the planning of a large, multi-center, investigator-initiated clinical research study that addresses a therapy initiation and modification on ETI (TIME) area of interest.

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The purpose of the concept proposal is to provide the CF Foundation with sufficient detail to determine whether the proposed randomized controlled trial addresses a therapy intiation and modification on ETI (TIME) area of interest in which we need good evidence, and to determine the feasibility and likelihood of success of the proposed study resulting in meaningful results and changes in the treatment paradigm. Concept proposals may include requests for planning support to develop a full application, the use of CF Foundation network resources, and assistance in identifying potential collaborators to successfully execute a large, multi-center clinical study. Concept proposals requesting TDNCC services and collaboration will undergo additional review to evaluate the capacity of the network to provide any requested resources.

Areas of Encouragement

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation regularly assesses its key research priorities to ensure we are on track to accomplish our mission to cure CF and to provide people with CF the opportunity to lead long lives. Applicants are encouraged to align submissions to these priorities to maximize their potential for being funded.

Policies and Guidelines

Please review the 2024 Policies and Guidelines for complete submission information.


All full applications for 2024 must be submitted online at by 5 p.m. ET.

Key Dates:

  • Published: December 12, 2023
  • Full Application Deadline: January 30, 2024
  • Committee Review Date: April 2024
  • Notification to Applicants: April 2024
  • Project Start Date: June 1, 2024

For More Information

Those who are interested in any funding programs offered by the Foundation may get further information or discuss the potential relevance of their studies or research by contacting the Grants and Contracts Management and Administration (GCMA) Office at

Please Direct Inquiries to:
GCMA Office
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Suite 1100 N
Bethesda, MD 20814

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