ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

Mission: To prevent and cure kidney diseases through research and innovation

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research was established in 2012 and funds the Career Development Grants Program, the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program, the William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program, and the Student Scholar Grants Program.

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

Learn more about the founding of the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research with this informative video.

Executive Director Video (2012)

In this Executive Director video, Tod discusses the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research.


Current Programs

Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program

Funding ten new research applicants and ten continuing projects annually, the program distributes $50,000 a year per fellow for two years to conduct original, meritorious research.

Career Development Grants Program – Funding for New Investigators

Advancing the independent careers of young investigators in biomedical research, grants are awarded to applicants within seven years of their initial faculty appointment.

William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program

Funded annually, the program provides $50,000 a year for two years to a nephrology educator to conduct a project to advance all facets of nephrology education and teaching.

ASN and ASN Foundation Funding History

Since ASN began funding grants in 1996, the society and the foundation have awarded more than $30 million to support research and travel awards including:

  • 137 Career Development Grants to help young faculty transition to independent research careers.
  • 102 Student Scholar Grants to enable medical students to perform basic or clinical research in a nephrology lab.
  • 49 M. James Scherbenske Grants to provide bridge funding for established investigators.
  • 30 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowships to fund nephrology fellows to conduct original, meritorious research projects.
  • 1 William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Grant to support aspiring educators to conduct projects to advance all aspects of nephrology education and teaching.
  • $3 million in travel support awards to students, residents, and fellows to attend ASN Kidney Week.

If you would like to make an online contribution to the foundation, please click here.