CF Research Innovation Award

CF Research Innovation Award

The Vertex CF Research Innovation Awards are highly competitive grants created to inspire and support the next generation of M.D.s and Ph.Ds. who are working to advance the understanding of CF and establish their careers as CF researchers. The awards fall into two categories: Independent and Mentored.  

  • 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. 

Together these programs will provide up to $10 million over the next five years. Applications are reviewed and selected by an independent steering committee. 

For 2020, applications will be accepted from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Israel, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

Application and deadline information:

To apply, complete and email a letter of intent to RIAProgram@vrtx.com by March 27, 2020. For additional information, see below flyer or email RIAProgram@vrtx.com.