Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Early Career Investigator and Fellowship Awards 2016


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 researcher 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 longer than 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 3rd application deadline, following their PhD or MD (post-MD clinical training), are not eligible to apply.

Funding Availability

1. amount of award determined by the scientific review panel and Research Advisory Board
2. dependent upon academic qualifications, and research experience. Award levels are reviewed on an annual basis, and will correspond with prevailing Canadian rates

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

Please read 2016/2017 Grants and Awards Guide 

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How To Apply

For both competitions, applicants must use online application available on the CFC website

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 lead 5 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 ORS (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 (ie, budget, proposal, OR5 form).

For More Information

For more information, please go to the CFC website.

For Questions, please contact

Joanna Valsamis, Program Director
Research Funding
2323 Yonge Street, Suite 800,
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2C9

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