Grants & Funding

Grants & Funding: Additional Funding

American Kidney Fund and the Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program

AKF’s Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program allows trainees to conduct prevention and outcomes research while receiving advanced training in essential skills such as medical ethics, biostatistics and epidemiology. The maximum duration of each fellowship is two years with $80,000 per year to support the candidate’s career development. For more information, click here.

American Society of Transplantation (AST)

AST offers faculty and fellowship support for basic and clinical research. Research topics that involve under-represented areas including minorities, women and pediatrics are strongly encouraged. For more information, click here.

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

NKF now supports junior faculty research through the NKF Young Investigator Grants and the Satellite Dialysis Clinical Investigator Grant. For more information, click here.

ISN Global Outreach Fellowship Program

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Global Outreach (GO) Fellowship program provides relevant and contemporary nephrological training to physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards in the Fellows' home countries upon their return and becoming leaders in their fields.

ISN Fellows receive hands-on training in advanced host institutions, allowing them to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge in basic and clinical nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and epidemiology. The training focuses on providing the exact skills and knowledge specifically required by the home institution.

For more information, please visit the ISN GO Fellowship website or contact Ms. Samantha Rens at

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® has research awards available to physicians from historically disadvantaged backgrounds (ethnic, financial or educational) who are committed to pursuing careers in academic medicine, as well as to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar backgrounds.

Application instructions are located online at For an overview of RWJF scholar and fellow opportunities, visit

Lupus Research Institute Grant Opportunities

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) invites applications for the LRI Distinguished Innovator Award. These awards will provide outstanding scientists with substantial support for up to four years to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus.

LRI also invites applications for the Novel Research Grant. The grants will provide financial support for idea-driven, novel research projects relevant to basic, translational or clinical investigation in lupus. For more information, click here.

NephCure Young Investigator Career Development Award

The NephCure Foundation recently posted a Request for Applications (RFA) for its Young Investigator Grant Award. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2014. For more information, click here.

The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program

The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program is sponsored by Satellite Research, is calling for proposals from qualified individuals involved in research related to kidney disease. The topics are not restricted to any one area, but the proposals must exhibit the potential for clinical application. Young investigators are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals may be funded for up to $50,000 per year and for up to three years. Visit Satellite Research for complete details.

Other Sources of Funding