LeRoy Matthews Physician-Scientist Award

This award will provide up to six years of support for outstanding, newly trained pediatricians and internists (MDs and MD/PhDs) to complete sub-specialty training, develop into independent investigators, and initiate a research program.

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The LeRoy Matthews Physician-Scientist Award encourages outstanding newly trained pediatricians and internists to enhance clinical proficiency in cystic fibrosis-related sub-specialties and to develop the necessary research capabilities to become independent biomedical investigators. Candidates for this award can be identified as early as their second year of residency training or at any time during their sub-specialty training.

Support ranges from $65,000 (stipend) plus $11,000 (research and development) for year one, to $100,000 (stipend) plus $31,000 (research and development) for year six. Indirect costs are not allowed. 

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Policies and Guidelines

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


Application Deadline: February 28, 2024

Applications must be submitted online at awards.cff.org by 5 p.m. ET.

For More Information

Those who are interested in any funding programs offered by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation can 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 grants@cff.org.

Please Direct Inquiries to:

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

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