Clinical Research Awards are offered to provide support for investigator initiated clinical research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to the CF Foundation’s mission. Research projects may address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease or symptom, or the pathophysiology of CF using clinical (observational/interventional), translational or epidemiologic study approaches. Applicants must demonstrate access to sufficient numbers of CF patients and appropriate controls.
The CF Foundation seeks applications for the Clinical Research Award from all areas of clinical research that will have an impact on the lives of people with CF. However, the following research areas are of particular interest to the CF Foundation as they will address critical needs of people with CF:
• Studies that investigate CF disease complications (lung, GI tract, liver, pancreas, reproduction, mental health, endocrine etc.)
• Strategies to improve care and quality of life of people with CF
• Assessment and validation of biomarkers, clinical trial tools, outcome measures and efficacy endpoints
• Translational or clinical studies in lung transplant research
• Characterization of CF disease manifestations and management in the era of highly effective modulator therapy
• Novel interventions that improve CF patient care and outcomes
• Studies designed to translate laboratory findings of disease pathogenesis/treatment to clinical evaluation
• Studies that identify and characterize racial, ethnic, and/or societal contributors to CF disease expression and management
Funding Amount: Applicants may request funding of up to $150,000 per year, plus an additional twelve (12) percent indirect costs for single-center clinical studies; and up to $350,000 per year, plus twelve (12) percent indirect costs for multi-center clinical studies.