Apply for funding
We're committed to funding research and supporting researchers at all stages of their career. Take a look at our current opportunities and find out how to apply.
The Trust aims to create a balanced portfolio of research programmes, with both early stage programmes and those addressing later stage clinical programmes. For the latter clinical studies, reference to the outcomes of the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership is required.
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 (CF) research, facilitate new partnerships, widen awareness of CF research and recruit the brightest and best young researchers. Find out 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.
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.
Our funding process and governance
Applications for Cystic Fibrosis Trust research grants undergo a rigorous external peer review system before being considered by our Research Grant Review Committee (RGRC), which recommends applications for funding. Find out about our funding process and governance.
Other sources of CF research funding
Please see our Research noticeboard for open funding calls from other funders of CF research.
Research we fund
We fund research to tackle some of the most pressing issues in CF today. Find out how your donations are making a difference.
What is CF?
Cystic fibrosis, or CF, affects the lungs, digestive system and other organs, and there are over 10,600 people living with it in the UK.
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