The Independent Research Innovation Award provides support for the next generation of CF researchers with high-risk,
high-reward ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of, and approach to, the treatment of cystic fibrosis. The selected research projects must be novel, innovative and, if successful, have the potential for high impact in the field of cystic fibrosis.
Up to 2 grants of $750,000 are available to newly independent researchers conducting an independent research program over 3 years. The program is designed to support clinical and non-clinical research in CF, and applications are welcome from across the spectrum in this field. Any proposals involving Vertex products will be subject to additional review and approval.
All CF RIA awards are selected by an independent steering committee.
A. Quality of proposal
B. Ability of principle investigator to deliver the project
C. Impact of the project on the understanding or treatment of CF