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 ECFS and CF Europe launch post-doctoral fellowship

Applications are now open for the inaugural round of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) / CF Europe Research Fellowships, a combined initiative between ECFS and CF Europe. The aim of the fellowships is to foster basic and translational research on cystic fibrosis. 

Eligible scientists working in a European or UK based laboratory may apply for the two-year award of up to 60,000 Euros per annum towards their salary costs. The deadline for applications is Friday 14 February 2020. More information including the Terms of Reference and application form are available on the ECFS website.

Find out more about how you can apply for a research grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which include our Strategic Research Centres, Summer Studentships and Venture and Innovation Awards. Look at our quick guide to when the calls are open.

Strategic Research Centres

We have set up our Strategic Research Centres (SRCs) to exploit the latest opportunities in science, encourage internationally-competitive researchers to lend their talents to cystic fibrosis research, facilitate new partnerships, widen awareness of CF research and recruit the brightest and best young researchers. Find out about the SRCs we are currently funding or find out more about how you can apply for an SRC grant.

Venture and Innovation Awards

Our Venture and Innovation Awards (VIAs) provide financial support to innovative research projects and allow the Trust to bring in funding from external agencies. Find out more about applying for this stream of funding.

Summer Studentships

Our Summer Studentships provide promising medical and basic science undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the academic summer vacation with the aim of attracting the brightest and best into a career in CF research. Find out more about how you can apply for the programme.


We are using the online database Researchfish to gather information about the outcomes of the research we fund. Find out more about how Researchfish works and how you can submit your data.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the research we fund, get in touch.

Research we fund

We fund research to tackle some of the most pressing issues in CF today. Find out how your donations are making a difference.

What is CF?

Cystic fibrosis, or CF, affects the lungs, digestive system and other organs, and there are around 10,500 people living with it in the UK.

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