The Medical Resident Research Award is part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Physician Scientist Training Program and is designed to introduce residents to research through participation in a CF-relevant research project with the goal to develop and maintain interest in a career in CF research or as a CF care provider.
Research Focus Areas include:
- Understand the biological mechanisms of and advance new and improved treatments to address the many complications of CF, including:
- Infections affecting people with CF
- Lung transplant and advanced lung disease
- Inflammation, impaired airway hydration, and mucus clearance
- Serious complications of CF outside the lungs, such as GI complications (including in the liver, the pancreas, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies), endocrine system dysfunction (including CF-related diabetes and CF bone disease)
- Mental health
- Sinus disease
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Characterize the best CF care and treatment regimens to provide optimal, individualized care as the CF treatment landscape evolves
- Improve understanding of system-level and societal barriers to optimal CF care and explore opportunities to minimize their effects, including racial disparities and socioeconomic barriers to equitable care
- Treat the underlying cause of CF for all people with the disease and drive progress toward a cure. In particular, we are interested in research related to evaluating genetic-based therapies that may have clinical impact for people with CF, developing therapies that address the underlying cause of CF for individuals with nonsense and rare mutations, and improving and increasing our understanding of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulator therapies.
- Ensure that the CF care model adapts to meet the future needs of people with CF across their lifespan. This includes considerations for the aging CF population and the increasing utilization of remote care.
Funding priority will be placed on those projects that will lead to a better understanding of disease mechanisms, pathophysiology, and prevention, and the development of treatment strategies.
The CF Foundation offers funding of up to $10,000 for one year. (Indirect costs are not allowable.)
Policies and Guidelines
Please review the 2022/2023 Policies and Guidelines for complete submission information.
Applications must be submitted online at awards.cff.org by 5 p.m. ET on November 15, 2023.
For More Information
Those who are interested in any funding programs offered by the CF Foundation can get further information or discuss the potential relevance of their studies or research by contacting the Grants and Contracts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Direct Inquiries to:
Grants and Contracts Office
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Suite 1100 N
Bethesda, MD 20814