Cystic Fibrosis Canada Basic Science Research Grants - LOI 2019


Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CFC)

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For additional information, please visit the program's websites for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


Cystic Fibrosis Canada invites you to submit a Notice of Intent to apply to the Basic Science Research program.

The purpose of Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s fall research competition is to support leading research into the understanding, management and treatment of, and cure for, cystic fibrosis (CF).  Proposals will be scored on both scientific merit and impact for CF patients. All applications must address Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Core Principles of funding the best science that has the highest probability of making an impact for CF patients.

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


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

Maximum Project Value

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

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

3 years


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

External Deadline

Letter of Intent to Apply: PI to submit complete LOI using proposalCENTRAL

For more information, please see the program guidelines and application forms onlineproposalCENTRAL.

Internal Deadline

Application: PI to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

Application: PI to submit application directly to sponsor via proposalCENTRAL Grant Opportunities

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).


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For Questions, please contact

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Tania Pellegrini, PhD | Manager, Research Operations
2323 Yonge St., Suite 800 Toronto, Ont. M4P 2C9
Tel: 416-485-9149 ext. 229 | 1-800-378-2233 ext. 229 | Fax: 416-485-0960

Office of Research

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

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