The Mentored Research Innovation Award provides support for the next generation of CF researchers to conduct a mentored research project in the field of CF and gain the experience needed for future research independence. The selected projects must advance our understanding or treatment of CF.
Up to 4 grants of $125,000 over 2 years will be awarded to support research projects mentored by an established CF researcher. 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 project on understanding or treatment of CF