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Cystic Fibrosis Centre

Cystic Fibrosis Research Catalyst Grant Competition

The CF Centre is pleased to offer the Second Annual Catalyst Grant Competition. This purpose of this grant is to enable the generation of pilot data relevant to the discovery and/or implementation of therapeutic approaches for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.  The deadline is November 15, 2011.  


To promote innovative, research related to the broad area of CF Research (basic or clinical). The Fund is designed to provide researchers with seed money to pursue their non-conventional or radical ideas that would not otherwise qualify for funding from conventional sources at that stage of development.

General information

  • Subject to competitive internal and possible external review process
  • Up to two new grants per year
  • up to $50,000 each
  • Single investigators or groups may apply

Criteria for award

  • Innovation beyond the natural path of ongoing research
  • Level of risk that may preclude funding from a granting agency
  • Short-term in nature (completion usually within one year)
  • Potential to develop into a full external grant proposal, and/or knowledge transfer, and/or commercialization and/or clinical practice change


  • Scientists, Sr. Scientists, Associate Scientists, Sr. Associate Scientists, Project Investigators
  • Scientist-Track Investigators, Team Investigators and external collaborators may be included as co-applicants
  • University of Toronto Faculty with SickKids Investigators as co-applicants
  • Post-doctoral Fellows with SickKids Scientist/Investigator as co-applicant