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


ISN Fellowship Program

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Fellowship Program provides relevant and contemporary nephrology 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.

For more information, click here.


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. For more information, click here.


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 to conduct cutting-edge projects with the greatest promise for transforming the lives of people with 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 Kidney International Research Grants

NephCure Kidney International (NKI) supports scientific research seeking the cause, better treatments and a cure for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and other diseases causing primary Nephrotic Syndrome through their Research Grants Program. In cooperation with the NIH-sponsored NEPTUNE Consortium, NKI also supports investigator-initiated studies that employ NEPTUNE resources to advance clinical and translational research in glomerular disease through the NephCure Kidney International-NEPTUNE Ancillary Studies Grant Program. For more information, click here.


NEPTUNE Career Development Fellowship

The Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) Career Development Program is designed to support advanced post-doctoral and junior faculty trainees, or established investigators interested in redirecting their investigative focus, who are preparing to become independent investigators in clinical and translational research in human glomerular disease. For more information, click here.


The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program

The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program, sponsored by Satellite Research, awards grants enabling young researchers to fulfill critical research in the area of kidney disease and its treatment. Young investigators are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.


Other Sources of Funding