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We invest in innovative research projects in a wide range of areas to help us achieve our goal of a life unlimited for everyone living with cystic fibrosis (CF).

We have a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to funding research, encouraging international experts in the field of CF to collaborate to resolve key challenges, training and developing the brightest and the best early career researchers and developing a wide range of collaborations across the academic, hospital, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors.

Where your money goes

It’s thanks to our incredible supporters that we are able to stay at the cutting edge of CF research. Find out how your generous donations are making a difference to the lives of people with CF by looking at how we invest and the achievements of our research so far. You can also see our strategy for ensuring we are funding research into the most pressing issues in CF today.

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Support for researchers 

Apply for funding through our diverse portfolio of research grants, stay up to date with our work and the latest in CF research, and find out how we’re working to get the most out of the research we fund. 

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CF research topics 

Want to know more about our research? Explore all of the important areas of cystic fibrosis that we’re funding research into, from investigating the underlying cause of CF to treating lung infections

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Research in Focus reports

Our Research in Focus reports give an overview of an aspect of CF where our funding is making a difference. Read our latest Research in Focus report on the long term effects of Kaftrio, published in April 2022.

Read our latest Research in Focus reports

Where your money goes

Find out about the ground-breaking research we've been able to fund thanks to the generosity and commitment of our incredible community.

CF topics

Researchers are investigating a range of issues related to cystic fibrosis, from transplants to bacterial infections and gene therapy.

Clinical Trials Accelerator Platform

Find out how we're increasing access to clinical trials for people with CF across the UK.

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