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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers for Cystic Fibrosis Projects

Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award


GrantWatch ID# 194625
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
All USA
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
LOI Date: 03/22/23
Deadline: 08/08/23 5:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers for cystic fibrosis research projects. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent and pre-register prior to submitting a full application. Priority is given to projects that support innovative approaches, explore under-researched topics, or investigate more creative avenues of research to address the problems of cystic fibrosis.

The intent of the Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award is to enable investigators to collect sufficient preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question that ultimately will require assessment through a larger scale research and/or multi-center, collaborative clinical trial.

Applicants to the funding opportunities reviewed by the Clinical Research Committee are highly encouraged, but not required, to submit research proposals that address one or more Areas of Encouragement.

2023 Areas of Encouragement:

  • CF-Related Diabetes (CFRD)
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health
  • Bone Health
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Gut Health
  • Liver & Pancreas
  • Imaging
  • Cancer
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Early Lung Disease Progression
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Lung Transplant
  • Sinus Disease
  • Neurocognitive Functioning
  • Anxiety
  • Depresssion
  • Sleep
  • Pain
  • Antimicrobial Mangement
  • Microorganism Detection
  • Microorganism Relevance & Surveillance
  • Inflammation¬†

For additional information, see: https://www.cff.org/sites/default/files/2022-02/Clinical-Pilot-and-Feasibility-Award-Policies-and-Guidelines.pdf#page=5

Direct costs may be requested for:
  • Salary and Benefits
  • Research supplies
  • Equipment
  • Research-related subject costs
  • Consultant costs
  • Support for multidisciplinary collaborations, including travel
  • Travel costs for scientific/technical meeting(s)
  • Tuition (proper justification required prior to approval)


Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility:
- U.S. residents and applicants from outside the U.S. are welcome to apply.
- International applicants and institutions are required to submit additional information in accordance with USA Patriot Act and the U.S. Department of Treasury Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines (see: https://www.cff.org/sites/default/files/2022-02/Clinical-Pilot-and-Feasibility-Award-Policies-and-Guidelines.pdf#page=23).
- Applicants must be independent investigators. Applicants must be independent investigators. An independent investigator is an individual who is out of fellowship training and whose institution allows them to submit applications for research funding as a Principle Investigator.
- New or established investigators with no previous work in cystic fibrosis research who wish to apply their
expertise to a problem in this area.
- Candidates who are clinical fellows should apply to the CFF Clinical Fellowship program for the appropriate year.
- Candidates who are postdoctoral fellows should apply to the CFF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program.

Industry-sponsored research projects are not eligible to apply through this program.

Indirect Costs up to twelve (12) percent may be requested from CFF. Indirect costs may be requested for all expenses except for the following:
- Equipment (items over US$5,000 in value)
- Computer software
- Software licenses

Applications for continued funding of existing projects, or for long-term support of an investigator, will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information
Fall 2022 cycle:
- Published: January 28, 2022
- LOI Submission Deadline: March 28, 2022
- LOI Applicant Notified: June 2022
- Full Application Deadline: August 8, 2022
- Committee Review Date: October 2022
- Notification to Applicants: November 2022
- Earliest Project Start Date: January 1, 2023

Spring 2023 Cycle:
- Published: July 22, 2022
- Pre-Registration Deadline: September 2, 2022
- LOI Submission Deadline: September 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST
- LOI Applicant Notified: December 2022
- Full Application Deadline: February 2, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST
- Committee Review Date: April 2023
- Notification to Applicants: April 2023
- Earliest Project Start Date: June 1, 2023

Fall 2023 cycle:
- Published: January 18, 2023
- Pre-Registration Deadline: March 8, 2023
- LOI Submission Deadline: March 22, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST
- LOI Applicant Notified: June 2023
- Full Application Deadline: August 8, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST
- Committee Review Date: October 2023
- Notification to Applicants: November 2023
- Earliest Project Start Date: January 1, 2024

Applicants are highly encouraged to pre-register your profile, institution, contacts, and Title of your Application by this date. This will confirm that your submission at the Application Deadline, is without any system-related issue. It will also allow staff to assist you on system-related queries before the Application Deadline. This pre-registration is for new applicants to the system and will only need to be completed once.

For all first-time applicants in the new Grants Management System, CFF asks that you pre-register to create a username and password and complete a profile well before the date you plan to submit an application.

Estimated Size of Grant
- Support may be requested for $80,000 annually (plus 12 percent for indirect costs).
- And up to $150,000 per year, plus twelve (12) percent indirect costs for multi-center clinical studies, for up to two (2) years).
- Remote Collection Supplement: Applicants may request an additional $50,000 (plus 12% indirect costs)
- Health Equity Supplement: Applicants may request an additional $50,000 (plus 12% indirect costs)

Term of Contract
- Awards may be approved for up to a two (2) year period. Funding for Year 2 is contingent upon submission and approval of a renewal progress report and the availability of funds.
- Earliest Project Start Date: June 1, 2023

Contact Information
Apply online: https://awards.cff.org/s_Login.jsp

For specific questions regarding your proposal and the CF Foundation's research priorities, please contact the Program Officer, Dara Riva (driva@cff.org).

For technical support and program/content information:
Primary CF Foundation GCMA Office contact Angela Minucci at aminucci@cff.org or 301-841-2614
Secondary CF Foundation GCMA Office contact grants@cff.org or 301-841-2614

Please Direct Inquiries to:
Grants and Contracts Office
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Suite 1100 N
Bethesda, MD 20814
800-FIGHT-CF
301-841-2614

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