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Grants & Funding Opportunities

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Vertex is committed to supporting programs and initiatives in the countries in which we operate to educate healthcare professionals, strengthen cystic fibrosis research and development, raise disease awareness, and provide support to non-profit organizations.

 

Vertex and the Vertex Foundation consider charitable grant requests for support of various educational programs and provide donations to nonprofit agencies and charities. We also provide organizational sponsorships and corporate memberships.


Independent Medical Education

 

Support for CF-focused independent programs, and/or materials, for healthcare providers including:

  • Symposia on emerging treatments, personalized medicine and patient-reported outcomes
  • Interactive websites regarding adherence, adult transition and care and when to treat
  • Journal supplements
About Medical Education
Charitable Generic

STEM and Community Programs

 

The Vertex Foundation accepts charitable donation requests from non-profit organizations with programs addressing:

  • STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math education) 
  • Local Vertex communities

Sponsorships

 

Support for a specific event or activity which may include various levels of funding opportunities (gold, silver, bronze):

  • Table at a fundraising event
  • Walks/rides & awards events
  • Scientific or professional meetings
  • Diversity internship programs
  • Corporate Memberships
Great Strides Walk
Vertex Lab

Investigator Sponsored Studies

 

Our Investigator Sponsored Study program supports independent, investigator-sponsored research designed to advance scientific knowledge of disease states, patient populations, and medical treatment, in alignment with our clinical and nonclinical areas of interest. We work with leading researchers, doctors, public health experts and other collaborators who share our vision for transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society.

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Cystic Fibrosis FDA-Approved Compound-Only Requests

 

We’re interested in supporting cystic fibrosis research to strengthen scientific community knowledge through compound contributions to investigators. Requests through this program will be reviewed for in vitro or ex vivo studies only. Investigators are encouraged to apply to this program by sending their non-confidential research objective, detailed experimental plan and requested material quantity to CompoundRequests@vrtx.com.

Cystic Fibrosis Research Innovation Award (CF RIA)

 

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.

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.  

Vertex Innovation Awards (VIA)

 

VIA supports innovative and collaborative clinical research that may improve the care of patients with CF. Applications for clinical research projects are welcomed from across the entire field of CF and are to be led by an individual or individuals with an established career interest in CF.  

Applicants are reviewed and selected by the independent VIA Committee of external experts who will select up to four projects to support with grants up to a total of $750,000 USD
 
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.
 
To apply, complete and email a letter of intent to VIAProgram@vrtx.com by March 20, 2020
 
For additional information, see below or email VIAProgram@vrtx.com.

CF-Related Charitable Programs

 

Support for non-profit organizations providing:

  • Cystic fibrosis patient education and advocacy initiatives (e.g., newsletters or programs impacting quality of life)

Circle of Care

Circle of Care is a competitive grant opportunity that funds innovative patient-centric programs for the CF community. Each year Vertex awards up to $1M in Circle of Care grants.

Vertex accepts CF Circle of Care charitable grant applications that focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Programs that support persons with CF living a fuller, more engaged lifestyle
  • Programs that address the psycho-social challenges patients and caregivers face with CF
  • Programs that improve the overall support of the family members of patients with CF
  • Programs or tools that support patients with CF taking more ownership of their healthcare
  • Programs focused on the education of patients with CF, including topics on transition and the importance of following healthcare provider's recommendations regarding care, and navigating new environments with CF

To apply, submit a “Circle of Care” application through the Vertex Submission Portal by April 2nd, 2020, 11:59 PM ET. To access the Vertex Submission Portal, click the “Learn More” button below.

Team Impact CF Project, Sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals

 

This sponsorship matches courageous kids living with life-threatening, life-shortening and chronic illnesses, such as CF, as honorary, active members of college athletic teams local to where they live. Each child is "signed" onto a team and becomes an official member of the team from their Draft Day through to Graduation. Just as the child joins the athletic team, the student athletes join the child's support team. The highest level of involvement occurs during the regular season for each sport, but members of the team remain involved with the child throughout the year for approximately two to three years.