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Vertex Pharmaceuticals: Launch Of $1 Million Cystic Fibrosis Circle of Care Grants Program

October 13, 2014



Vertex Pharmaceuticals launches a new $1 million “Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Circle of Care” competitive grants program to fund innovative patient centric programs for the CF community. The CF Circle of Care grants will fund new programs/tools from non-profit organizations or significant enhancements to existing programs.

Per Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ announcement, the objective of the new grants program is to help fund innovative, non-profit programs or tools that:

•   Support a fuller, more engaged lifestyle for CF patients

•   Address the psycho-social challenges of living with CF

•   Improve overall support for CF family members

•   Empower CF patients to take ownership of their healthcare

•   Focus on CF patient education, including topics on life transitions and adherence to treatment.

The total dollars being awarded is $1 million with a maximum grant amount of $50,000/award. The requirement is that programs must be up and running within 6 months of the grant. Proposals are reviewed by the Vertex Grants Committee as well as leaders in the CF patient advocacy and clinical communities.

Grant Applications are due November 14, 2014, and winners to be announced by December 15, 2014.

For further information please access here.

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