Clinical Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

Clinical postdoctoral research fellowships are offered to support postdoctoral research training related to cystic fibrosis. These awards are intended to enable training in new research areas and methods to advance the scientific knowledge of the applicant and to collect data to enable their transition into an impactful research career.

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Postdoctoral fellows applying to this program are expected to be using clinical samples and/or data, or interacting with patients. We strongly encourage applicants from programs in physiology, physical therapy, biostatistics, nutrition, registered nursing, social work, social and behavioral science, or similar programs to consider applying. Research projects proposed through this program should be clinical in focus.

Awards may be approved for up to a two-year period. Funding of up to $75,000 in the first year, and up to $76,000 in the second year may be requested. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-residents working in a U.S.-based laboratory.

Policies and Guidelines

Please review the Policies and Guidelines for further information in determining whether to submit an application for this award.


Full Application: December 6, 2023

Applications must be submitted online at Applicants will receive notifications regarding funding decisions in March 2024.

For More Information

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

Please Direct Inquiries to:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Avenue
Suite 1100 N
Bethesda, MD 20814

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