Grants, Funding & Sponsorships

How We Give

Vertex considers grant requests for support of various educational programs and provides charitable donations to non-profit organisations. We also provide organisational sponsorships and funds in support of patient initiatives.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Programs
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Circle of Care

Circle of Care is a competitive grant opportunity that funds innovative programs for the CF community. Initiatives considered must focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Programs that support people with CF living a fuller, more engaged lifestyle

  • Programs that address the psycho-social challenges patients and caregivers face with CF

  • Programs that improve the overall support of the family members of patients with CF

  • Programs or tools that support patients with CF taking more ownership of their healthcare

  • Programs focused on the education of patients with CF, including topics on transition and the importance of following healthcare provider’s recommendations regarding care, and navigating new environments with CF

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Vertex Cystic Fibrosis Research Innovation Award




Cystic Fibrosis Research Innovation Award (CF RIA)

The Vertex CF Research Innovation Awards are highly competitive grants created to inspire and support the next generation of Doctors who are working to advance the understanding of CF and establish their careers as CF researchers. The awards fall into two categories: Independent and Mentored. 

  • Independent Research Innovation Awards provide grants of approximately £600,000 globally, spread over three years to support newly independent faculty members as they establish their own research programs in CF. Up to two awards will be given annually in this category.
  • Mentored Research Innovation Awards provide grants of up to approximately £100,000 globally, spread over two years to support mentored projects with established CF researchers. Up to four awards in this category will be given annually.

Together these programs will provide up to approximately £8 million globally, over the next five years. Applications are reviewed and selected by an independent steering committee.

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Vertex Innovation Awards




Vertex Innovation Awards (VIA)

VIA supports innovative and collaborative clinical research that may improve the care of patients with CF. Applications for clinical research projects are welcomed from across the entire field of CF and are to be led by an individual or individuals with an established career interest in CF. Applicants are reviewed and selected by the independent VIA Committee of external experts who will select up to four projects to support with grants up to a total of approximately £700,000 globally.

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STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths) Charitable Donations

In addition to supporting the cystic fibrosis community, Vertex also supports local charities that drive STEAM-related initiatives for students from all backgrounds ENTHUSE Charitable Trust and STEM Learning received a Vertex donation in support of their Partnerships program. This initiative enables local schools to work together, with STEM Learning, on a two-year intensive program to improve the quality of STEM teaching around the UK.


In addition to charitable donations, Vertex also provides sponsorship support for CF and community-related support events and initiatives. This includes a partnership with Pride in the City that supports inclusivity in business, support for the UK CF Diabetes Committee Annual Meeting, the Cambridge Rare Diseases Network 3rd International Rare Disease Summit and the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting.