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 USD 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 USD 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 USD over the next five years. Applications are reviewed and selected by an independent steering committee. 

For 2020, applications were 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:

The submission period for the 2020 application cycle is now closed.  The submission period for the 2021 application cycle will open in late 2020.  Please direct any questions at and click below to learn more.