Developing Innovative Gastroenterology Specialty Training (DIGEST) Program

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizes the growing demand for physicians who are trained to address the unique gastroenterological needs of people with cystic fibrosis and the need for a greater focus on gastrointestinal (GI) issues in the clinical research enterprise.

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To expand the availability of gastrointestinal (GI) experts in cystic fibrosis, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has created the Developing Innovative Gastroenterology Specialty Training (DIGEST) Program.

The CF Foundation has released this request for applications (RFA) for training awards to physicians who are interested in developing expertise in the gastroenterological care of people with CF.

Funding up to $30,000 per year for salary support and $3,000 for travel may be requested (plus 8 percent for indirect costs).

Policies and Guidelines

Please review the Policies and Guidelines for complete submission information.


May 24, 2022

Applications must be submitted online at proposalCENTRAL by 5 p.m. ET.

For More Information

Those who are interested in any funding programs offered by the CF Foundation may get further information, or discuss the potential relevance of their studies or research by contacting  the Grants and Contracts office at

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

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