Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (C4CF) is excited to announce its new partnership with the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) who will manage and administer research grants on its behalf.

The focus of NFMRI is to support biomedical research projects that may deliver community benefits through new innovations such as drugs and vaccines.

Its role is to identify, evaluate and support innovative and high-quality research projects with a clear impact.

As an entirely independent medical research foundation, NFMRI is well placed to assist funders to satisfy the wishes of donors and also ultimately lead to advancements in medical research.

The NFMRI provides grants and other support to medical research and has more than $23M in funds under management and gives approximately $1M per annum through its own grant program.

Where it is aligned with its program, or where projects are compelling, NFMRI may use its own funds to top-up or provide additional funding to projects selected for its funding partners.

Our combined potential impact is powerful and will hopefully have far reaching effects on the cystic fibrosis community.

By working together, selecting for success and supporting for impact, Cure4CF can make a bigger difference by partnering with NFMRI.

For the first time, we will offer grant funding opportunities to a competitive research market, Australia wide. Our scope is to fund research that seeks to develop therapies or cures that will result in an increase in average life expectancy of people with cystic fibrosis with consideration given to quality of life.

The broad reach of the NFMRI grant program to universities and medical research institutes across Australia means that Cure4 CF can achieve a long-desired ambition to be aware of, and potentially fund, the best CF research initiatives across the country.

Expressions of interest will be called in three key gap areas known as social investment portfolios. Each of these portfolios supports research that falls within these gaps to help translate innovations through to next stages, so they may ultimately reach the community.

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Through collaboration with our CF community and investment in research we will help strengthen and expediate the delivery of research outcomes, which us ultimately a cure and treatments for all people living with CF.

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