Cystic Fibrosis Canada Basic Research Grant 2021


Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CFC)

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the CFC Grants and Awards Guide on their website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


Cystic Fibrosis Basic Science research grants support innovative basic science research projects that (i) improve our understanding of cystic fibrosis and/or (ii) have a significant impact on the concepts, methods, treatments, and/or technologies applicable to cystic fibrosis.

Grant applications submitted to the Basic Science Research Grant stream must focus on basic science research, including molecular, cellular, and animal studies aimed at better understanding the pathology of cystic fibrosis and its complications or the preclinical development of treatments for cystic fibrosis and its complications. Proposals requiring human participants or sampling of materials from human participants will be considered under the Basic Science stream only if the sampling method presents minimal patient risk (e.g. venipuncture, nasal brushings) and the sample will be used in basic or laboratory research. Projects using human samples that were collected previously, or collected as part of routine clinical care, may be considered under either the Basic Science or Clinical Research streams. All other proposals involving human participants, including interventional, observational, or epidemiological studies, will not be considered in this stream and should instead be submitted to the Clinical Research Grant program. For further information on Clinical Research grants, please refer to the Clinical Research Grants section. 


Applicants must be independent researchers who hold a full-time academic or research appointment relevant to CF at a Canadian university or hospital. 

There are no limits on the number of co-investigators or collaborators that can be listed. The investigators must have clearly defined roles which are justified. 

Maximum Project Value

Maximum $100,000 per year

Cystic Fibrosis Canada will accept budget requests beyond $100,000/year if there is a funding partner.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

3 years

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


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

External Deadline

Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicant to complete and submit the NOITA directly to sponsor using online system ProposalCentral.  Read the CFC Grants and Awards Guide for further instructions.

All applicants, for initial and renewal grants, must advise Cystic Fibrosis Canada by the deadline noted above of their intent to apply for funding by completing a notice-of-intent to apply via online system ProposalCentral with the following information:

  • Name and address of principal investigator;
  • Name(s) and address(es) of co-investigator(s) and collaborator(s);
  • Title of grant application;
  • Keywords and a 250-word proposal summary; and
  • Suggested external reviewers and name(s) of any reviewer(s) to whom you would prefer that the application not be sent


Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

Full Application: Applicant to complete and submit full application, in English, using the online system ProposalCentral,

Please read the CFC Grants and Awards Guide  for more information regarding the full application.

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


Office of Research

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

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