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CF Research Innovation Award

CF Research Innovation Award

The Vertex CF Research Innovation Awards are competitive grants created to inspire and support M.D.s and Ph.D.s. who are working to advance the understanding of CF and establish their careers as CF researchers. Vertex committed $10M to CF RIA awards through 2022 in the following categories: 

  • Independent Research Innovation Awards provide grants of $750,000 dispersed over three years to support newly independent faculty members as they establish their own research programs with outstanding promise in CF. Up to two awards will be given annually in this category. 
  • Mentored Research Innovation Awards provide grants of up to $125,000 dispersed over two years to support mentored projects with established CF researchers. Up to four awards in this category will be given annually. 

Application and deadline information:

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