Cystic Fibrosis - Early Career Investigator and Research Fellowship Awards


Cystic Fibrosis Canada


1. To provide early career investigators an opportunity to develop outstanding CF research programs and build a team through operating grant support without having to compete against established investigators.

2. To build capacity in CF research in Canada by supporting highly qualified fellows who are undertaking full-time research training in areas relevant to cystic fibrosis.


1.  An independent research who has not held a Cystic Fibrosis Canada grant in the past and has held his/her first full-time academic or research appointment for a period no long that 60 months at the time of applying.

2.  Individuals who hold MD or PhD degrees are eligible to apply. Fellowship (initial) applicants who will have completed four or more years of training as of the October 2nd application deadline, following their PhD or MD (post-MD clinical training), are not eligible to apply.

Funding Availability

1. The amount of a grant will be approved by the Board of Directors with recommendations from the scientific review panel and Research Advisory Council, following a detailed review of the applicant's proposed budget.

2. $35,000/year

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Both Awards - 2 years


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

Internal Deadline

Applicants must submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

For both awards, applicants must submit applications directly to sponsor. Submission of applications is to be done through proposalCENTRAL.

More information about these awards and how to apply can be found on the CFC website.

For Questions, please contact

Tania Pellegrini, PhD | Manager, Research Operations
Cystic Fibrosis Canada

2323 Yonge St., Suite 800 | Toronto, Ont. M4P 2C9 
Tel: 416-485-9149 ext. 229 | 1-800-378-2233 ext. 229 

Office of Research

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

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