Research Noticeboard

Full of useful reminders of grant deadlines, conferences and workshops, this is your go-to page for important information to progress your research.

  • Funding calls

    Cystic Fibrosis Trust funding schemes

    • Strategic Research Centres:      OPEN     Deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Monday 25 April 2022
    • Summer Studentships:                OPEN     Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 20 April 2022
    • Venture and Innovation Award:  OPEN      Deadline Monday 2 May 2022, then Monday 1 August 2022

    We agree VIA funding in principle prior to submission of external funding body applications. Please contact us if the application deadlines above don't fit with those of the external funding body.

    For more information on the Trust's funding schemes, see our Apply for Funding page.

    Other funding schemes

    • MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship: Wednesday 6 April 2022

    For more information see below.

    MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship

    We would like to encourage clinicians working in CF research to apply for an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship, jointly funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Medical Research Council.

    The purpose of this fellowship is to provide an opportunity for the scientific training of a young clinician who wishes to pursue research into the pathogenesis and treatment of cystic fibrosis. Through this co-funded clinical training fellowship, the Trust particularly wishes to support translational research that is likely to have an impact on the clinical care of people with CF in the near future. 

    Applicants should apply as part of the open competition, and upload a ‘joint funding application form’ as part of their covering letter. 

    The deadline date for the next funding Wednesday 6 April 2022. For more information please see the UKRI website.

  • Events

    The following events may be of interest to researchers working in the field of cystic fibrosis.

    If you are a Trust-funded researcher, please let us know if you are presenting your research at a conference, by contacting us on .

    European CF Society (ECFS) Conferences 2022

    Basic Science Meeting – will take place in Albufiera, Portugal 30 March – 2 April 2022. The abstract deadline has now passed, and the early registration deadline is Wednesday 2 March.

    Register to attend.

    ECFS Conference – 8-11 June 2022 - will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 8- 11 June 2022. The abstract deadline has now passed and the early registration deadline is 24 March.

    Register to attend 

    More information about the conference can be found on the ECFS website

    UK CF Conference (UKCFC) 2022

    Save the date: UKCFC 2022, Wednesday 11 May 2022. More details to follow in early Spring 2022.

    UKCFC 2021

    The UK Cystic Fibrosis Conference took place online on Wednesday 12 May 2021, showcasing the research that the Trust is funding along the themes of CF lung infections, understanding and treating symptoms and complications of CF, and tackling the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis and is available to watch again from our website.

    Watch again

    North American CF Conference (NACFC)

    This annual meeting brings together scientists, clinicians, and caregivers from around the world to discuss and share ideas on the latest advances in CF research, care, and drug development and to exchange ideas about ways to improve the health and quality of life for people with CF. 

    NACFC 2021 was an online only event in the autumn of 2020, many of the talks are available to watch again on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's NACFC YouTube channel.

    NACFC 2022 will take place 3-5 November 2022 in Philadelphia.

    Please let us know of any Trust-funded research that has been accepted for presentation at the conference, by contacting us on thank you.

  • Early Career Researchers Forum (ECRF)

    An Early Career Research Forum (ECRF) for all early career scientists funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has recently been launched. It offers an opportunity to increase collaboration and interaction between the different research programmes funded by the Trust and to allow early career scientists a chance to discuss their work/research questions with their peers. It consists of a seminar series and an online networking platform. In the seminar series early career researchers are given the opportunity to present their work to their peers and hear talks on professional development topics such as science communication, successful fellowship applications etc.

    Next seminar - 23 March 3pm “Steps on the pathway to developing targeted drug therapies for cystic fibrosis” by Professor David Sheppard 

    Please come along to listen to Professor Sheppard's informative lecture.

    Previous seminars:

    • October: Cystic Fibrosis Trust-supported Summer Studentship seminars
    • July: 'Exploring the diverse roles of extracellular DNA in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms' Dr Laura Nolan, Imperial College London 
    • February: Tips on Science Communication, Dr Belinda Cupid, Cystic Fibrosis Trust


    Please contact Dr Catriona Kelly, to register your interest in presenting at and participating in the ECRF.

If you would like us to help you promote funding deadlines, meetings or awards please email us on .

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