Clinical Research Scholars Program Award

This award will enable promising early-career physicians to enhance their clinical research proficiency and support their development of the necessary clinical research capabilities to become independent investigators who formulate and lead multi-center, clinical research studies.

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This award provides up to three years of support (up to 20% FTE per year), as well as travel support for meetings required as part of the Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) Award. Indirect costs are not allowed.

U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (must have obtained permanent residency prior to the time of application), and Canadian citizens are welcome to apply.

The CRSP Award is intended to facilitate the initiation of a career supporting multi-center clinical studies, including observational, translational, and interventional clinical research.

NOTE: The 2024 CRSP Award guidelines have a number of updates to make the program more accessible to principal investigators (PIs) with developing clinical studies. Of note:

  • Canadian applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Accommodations can be made in the budget for applicants with existing career development awards that preclude a 20% level of effort (LOE) commitment.
  • Applicants should be actively participating in prospective clinical studies (not necessarily an interventional trial), with the intent to develop this work into a multi-center study during the CRSP project period.

Letter of Intent

Applicants must submit a letter of intent (LOI) for review by the CRSP Application Review Committee. Submitting a full application to will be by invitation only after approval of the LOI.

The LOI should describe the applicant's interest in the CRSP Award and how the training award would help the applicant meet his or her career goals; describe the working relationship of the applicant and mentor and the applicant's qualifications to conduct the proposed project; and include a brief description of the proposed study or research plan. The LOI application components include the cover sheet, project description, and curriculum vitae (CV)/biographical sketch.

Policies and Guidelines

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


Letter of Intent: March 13, 2024

Full Application: June 12, 2024

LOIs must be submitted online at Afterward, a selected number of LOIs will be invited to submit a complete application to Applicants will be notified in early 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 (GCMA) Office at

Please Direct Inquiries to:

GCMA Office
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Avenue
Suite 1100 N
Bethesda, MD 20814

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