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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Apply for funding

Take a look at our current opportunities and find out how to apply.

We're committed to funding research and supporting researchers at all stages of their career. Find out more about current funding opportunities and our funding process and governance.

Apply for a research grant

Find out more about how you can apply for a research grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which include our Strategic Research Centre, Summer Studentships and Venture and Innovation Awards.

Strategic Research Centres

We have set up our Strategic Research Centres (SRCs) to exploit the latest opportunities in science, encourage internationally-competitive researchers to lend their talents to cystic fibrosis research, facilitate new partnerships, widen awareness of CF research and recruit the brightest and best young researchers. Find out about the SRCs we are currently funding or find out more about how you can apply for an SRC grant.

Venture and Innovation Awards

Our Venture and Innovation Awards (VIAs) provide financial support to innovative research projects and allow the Trust to bring in funding from external agencies. Find out more about applying for this stream of funding.

Summer Studentships

Our Summer Studentships provide promising medical and basic science undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the academic summer vacation with the aim of attracting the brightest and best into a career in CF research. Find out more about how you can apply for the programme.


We are using the online database Researchfish to gather information about the outcomes of the research we fund. Find out more about how Researchfish works and how you can submit your data.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the research we fund, get in touch.

Research we're funding

The Trust is committed to funding and supporting cutting-edge research to find new and better treatments for cystic fibrosis. Take a look at some of that work and the progress that is being made.

What is cystic fibrosis?

Find out more about cystic fibrosis, its diagnosis and how it is treated, as well as useful links to our publications and other organisations who can help.

More information

If you would like to find out more about any of our campaigns, publications or anything else, get in touch and we'll be happy to help.