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, 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

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


Establishing a Foundation

ASN has a proud history of providing grant funding to promising and talented researchers. The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research will:

  • Propel advances in patient care and outcomes through basic, translational and clinical research.
  • Promote the careers of the next generation of physician scientists.
  • Help offset low funding rates for kidney disease research.
  • Commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Medicare End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program (October 30, 1972).

ASN Funding History

Since ASN began funding grants in 1996, the society has awarded more than $25 million to support research and travel awards including:

  • 119 Career Development Grants to help young faculty transition to independent research careers.
  • 45 M. James Scherbenske Grants to provide bridge funding for established investigators.
  • 71 Student Scholar Grants to enable medical students to perform basic or clinical research in a nephrology lab.
  • $3 million in travel support awards to students, residents, and fellows to attend ASN Kidney Week.