The 2016 application deadline has passed. The 2017 program will open on March 15, 2017.

Gilead Research Fellowship Program

This award is intended for junior faculty who are in the early stages of their career; specifically, the Applicant may be the recipient of a career development (K) award, or another mentored research award, but not an RO1 grant or equivalent.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:*

  • Hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award
  • Be within 7 years of a faculty appointment, as an Instructor, Assistant Professor, or equivalent, in association with an academic research institution in the United States at the time of application
  • Have a strong career interest in cystic fibrosis
  • Have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of cystic fibrosis
  • Be able to devote at least 50% of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
  • Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) for future research projects

* If the Applicant has current funding or pending applications for mentored-training funding, and/or potential overlap funding, this information should be described in detail on the downladable template. In addition, the Applicant must upload a document that provides the specific aims or abstract, as well as budget, for each item on the template.


An Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold a temporary nonimmigrant visa. This visa must be valid for the two-year award period (January 2, 2017 – December 31, 2018).