Cystic Fibrosis - 2018 Targeted Research Program


Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CFC)


The purpose of the targeted research program is to fund research focused on the following two Cystic Fibrosis Canada priority areas and knowledge gaps within these areas:

  1. Screening, monitoring, and management of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) with the goal of reducing the burden of care. Areas of focus include:
    1. Development of more efficient and patient-friendly screening tools
    2. Development or adaptation of new, less invasive therapies to treat CFRD
  2. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptomatology
    1. Development of a validated tool to reliably quantify gastrointestinal pain and symptoms
    2. Address the etiology of gastrointestinal pain and symptoms, including the validation of biomarkers of gut health or gastrointestinal quality of life

Proposals in this program must have a high relevance to patients and the potential to impact patient care or health by the end of the two-year funding period. While investigators may apply for funding of the same research project to both the annual fall research competition and the targeted research call, they may ultimately receive funding through only one of these avenues.


.Applicants must be independent researchers who hold a full-time academic or research appointment at a Canadian university or hospital. This same eligibility criterion regarding a faculty appointment applies to any named co-investigator.

Maximum Project Value

The amount of a grant will be approved by the Board of Directors, with recommendations from the targeted research review panel and Research Advisory Council, following a detailed review of the applicant's proposed budget. Cystic Fibrosis Canada has allocated $100K/year.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Two years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of their application along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

Applications must be submitted online through proposalCENTRAL. Applicants that have never used the proposalCENTRAL system will be required to register prior to applying.

The application forms and terms/conditions are available via proposalCENTRAL


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For Questions, please contact

Tania Pellegrini, Manager, Research Operations
416-485-9149 ext. 229
1-800-378-2233 ext. 229

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Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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