The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting applications for pilot and feasibility projects to support new research initiatives in cystic fibrosis pathophysiology and intervention. The pilot and feasibility mechanism is designed to provide support (two years, up to $75,000/year direct costs for translational research) that can lead to subsequent external funding. Projects should test innovative hypotheses that may have significant impact on basic or clinical aspects of the disease and lead to preliminary data for independent grants in the broad area of cystic fibrosis science.

The CF Center funds four pilot awards per cycle: Two pilots are supported by the NIDDK, thus pilot awards that focus on NIDDK relevant topic areas (digestion, nutrition, exercise, kidney disease, diabetes and endocrinology) will receive special consideration for those slots. The other two pilots are supported by the CF Foundation. Pilots awards that research our research focus areas or use CF Center Cores are considered favorably.

RFA Timeline:

The next RFA will be announced in Fall 2022.

For additional information, please contact Jeffrey Allison at