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The Italian Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation (FFC) funds a limited number of research projects that have the ultimate aim to improve the health status of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Research proposals in which translational objectives are clearly evident will be prioritized. Accordingly, research projects dealing with either clinical studies or pre-clinical studies exploiting animal models of CF are strongly encouraged. Multi-centre applications that combine different expertises in one project will be given a higher priority only if there is convincing evidence that the expected output will be more effective than the sum of individual projects.

The maximum budget request for Call for Grant Applications Year 2020 cannot exceed € 130.000,00 for a 2 year project and € 70.000,00 for an one year project.


The awarding of funds will be formally decided by the Italian CF Foundation Board of Governors and communicated on assignment. As a rule, funds are given to the PI and not to the Institution where he/she intends to carry out the funded project.

The Italian CF Foundation will manage directly the funds according to the PI’s or Co-ordinator’s indications.


Applications must be written in detail in the appropriate forms published online at the address: of the dedicated website.

The deadline for submission is February 15th 2020 (at 12 pm) through the same website mentioned above.

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