Training Grants for Cystic Fibrosis by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is actively giving grants for cystic fibrosis trainings to persons wanting to pursue careers in studying and researching about cystic fibrosis treatment and care. Applicants can use the grants for animal, cellular, sub-cellular as well as patient level. Applicants must first submit proposal for the grant. There are several programs offered; the Clinical Fellowship and the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships. The foundation also offers student trainings. For all programs, grant proposals must be submitted through e-mail at

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

The deadline for application and submission for this grant is on the first Wednesday of September every year. This program is open to all American M.D.s, Ph.D.s, as well as M.D. and Ph.D.s that are interested in engaging on the basic as well as clinical research about cystic fibrosis. Winners of this grant can receive cash worth $39,000 for the first year, followed by $40,100 and $42,300 for the following two years with the third being optional. $3,500 cash is also offered as expenses for research. Visit to know more about the program guidelines and process.

Clinical Fellowships

The deadline for the submission of application for the fellowship in its 1st and 2nd year is on the first week of October while for the 3rd up to 5th year, it is on the first week of September. This program is focused on the encouragement for physicians to undergo specialized training as early as possible. The said Training must occur in the foundation’s accredited care center. The training includes therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, wide-ranging care as well as cystic fibrosis research. Cash grant worth $47,600 is awarded for the first year followed by $49,250 for the next year. There are additional a research training for the third up to fifth years. Visit to know more about the program guidelines and process.

Student Traineeships

The Student Traineeship has a deadline for application that is on-going. This program is open for students who are interested in pursuing research that is related to cystic fibrosis. Eligible students are those entering a MD, PhD or both programs. A cash grant or stipend worth $1,500 is awarded and paid directly to the student trainee. Application can be acquired at Completed forms and documents must be submitted online at

Contact the CFF through phone at (800) 344 – 4823 or (301) 951 – 4422.
Grants and Contracts Office
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
6931 Arlington Rd,
Bethesda, MD 20814

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