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Criteria for assessment

The Strategic Research Centre applications will be assessed on the following issues:

  1. What is the question being addressed? Is it of strategic relevance to cystic fibrosis?
  2. Quality of the lead PI in cystic fibrosis research and in managing multi-investigator led research programmes.
  3. Scientific excellence of the team. Is this the best team that could be assembled? What are the training opportunities for the young career scientists employed on the grant?
  4. What are the likely outcomes and how will these benefit patients with cystic fibrosis?

Additional factors that will be considered are: planning for longer term sustainability following the end of the grant, and whether the SRC brings additional (non-Cystic Fibrosis Trust funded) resources to the centre.

As detailed in our research strategy, funding by the Trust for research needs to demonstrate attention to the SCORE principles.

  • Strategic: demonstrate exceptional relevance to one or more strategic priority.
  • Collaborative: demonstrate the clear added-value of bringing a group of researchers together to tackle a major concern in cystic fibrosis.
  • Outcome-focused: demonstrate a clear understanding of the potential impact of the programme of work on cystic fibrosis outcomes.
  • Risk-based: we plan to manage a balanced research portfolio of varying risks: high risk vs lower risk and basic vs applied sciences.
  • Excellence-driven: scientifically excellent and conducted by an internationally leading research team


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.

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