Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

Postdoctoral research fellowship awards are offered to MDs, PhDs, and MD/PhDs who are interested in conducting basic research related to cystic fibrosis.

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Postdoctoral research fellowship awards are offered for support of postdoctoral research training related to cystic fibrosis. Preference will be given to recent graduates and those just beginning their research careers.

Salary support of up to $66,000 (including fringe) is available for the first year of the award and $67,000 (including fringe) for the second year of the award. Research and travel expenses of $9,000 per year are available. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-residents working in U.S.-based laboratories.

Applicants seeking to submit proposals focused on topics such as the restoration of CFTR protein function or approaches to fix/replace the defective CFTR gene should apply through the Path to a Cure (PTAC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award Program. Topics for the PTAC program include, but are not limited to, characterization of rare CFTR mutations, nonsense modulation, gene editing/replacement strategies, and characterizing cellular targets for CFTR correction. 

Policies and Guidelines

Please note that applications will be accepted during the Spring and Fall submission cycles in 2024. However, applicants may submit only one postdoctoral fellowship application in 2024 (either Spring or Fall cycle).

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


Spring cycle applications: May 2, 2024

Applications must be submitted online at by 5 p.m. ET on the aforementioned deadline.

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

Please Direct Inquiries to:

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

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