Fall 2023 Cystinosis Research Foundation Research Grants


Opportunity type:



Cystinosis Research Foundation

Award amount and duration:

variable amount up to 2 years




Faculty, Postdoc

Applicants should have background and training in the scientific or administrative oversight necessary to manage the sponsored project.


The Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF) was established in 2003 to fund the best and most promising research in the world in an effort to aggressively pursue new and better treatments for cystinosis. The mission of the Cystinosis Research Foundation is to support bench, clinical and translational cystinosis research to find better treatments and a cure for cystinosis. Research applications must be consistent with the mission and goals of the foundation in order to be considered.

Currently, the Cystinosis Research Foundation has $5 Million available for research  grants. The number of awards and the awarded amount will depend on the number of outstanding proposals and the funds available at the time. Global calls for grant applications will be made twice each year. Research grants are awarded for 1-2 years.

Research Proposals and/or Fellowship Applications

The Cystinosis Research Foundation is prepared to fund proposals to improve the immediate care of children and adults with cystinosis and to develop a new understanding and treatment of cystinosis in an effort to help these patients in the future. CRF supports laboratory research, clinical and translational research aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of cystinosis as well as specific areas of cystinosis research that remain under-studied (e.g., neurological complications, endocrine complications, myopathy, hypogonadism, bone disease). The research proposals should describe the rationale and importance of the project and should include the specific aims and research design and methodology. Please include sufficient detail in a concise manner to facilitate evaluation of the proposed work

The Cystinosis Research Foundation also created a postdoctoral research fellowship program to attract qualified, promising investigators to establish careers in cystinosis research. Researchers interested in the fellowship program should contact rsotrainee@ucalgary.ca.


10% of direct costs.


Application deadlines

RSO final internal review deadline

September 29, 2023 - 12:00 PM

Program application deadline

October 4, 2023 - 9:59 PM


NOTE: Consult your Faculty Associate Dean (Research) (ADR) regarding Faculty-specific deadlines and submission processes.

Principal Investigators: Complete a Research Management System (RMS) record, including a copy of your complete application, and submit this for approvals in RMS.

Approvals: The University of Calgary requires that all funding applications be approved prior to submission. Approval requires signatures via either RMS or the RFAA Trainee form, in the following order:

  • Principal Investigator
  • Department Head
  • Faculty ADR/Dean
  • Research Services (on behalf of the Vice-President Research)

Read the Meaning of Grant Signatures policy to understand what your approval means. Please see the agency guidelines for details about which signatures are required on your application, as it may differ from internal requirements.

Late submissions: Late submissions will only be accepted in cases of medical or family emergencies, or other exceptional circumstances. If you submit your RMS record to Research Services after the internal deadline has passed, you must secure additional approvals. Please read: Late Applications Process.

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Fall 2023 Cystinosis Research Foundation Research Grants
Cystinosis Research Foundation
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