Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 2018 Targeted Research Competition


Cystic Fibrosis Canada


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:
    • Development of more efficient and patient-friendly screening tools
    • Development or adaptation of new, less invasive therapies to treat CFRD
  2. Gastrointestinal symptomatology:
    • Development of a validated tool to reliably quantify gastrointestinal pain and symptoms
    • 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


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Grants will be awarded for a two-year term. Funding for year two is contingent upon a successful review of a year-end report detailing progress on the year one milestones outlined in the proposal.

Special Notes

Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 2018 Targeted Research Competition


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

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

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

For technical support with the online application, contact proposalCENTRAL:
1-800-875-2562 (Toll-free)
weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Office of Research

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

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