Grants & Funding

The Kidney STARS (Students and Residents) application is currently closed.

Kidney STARS (Students and Residents) Application

The goal of ASN Kidney STARS program is to stimulate interest in nephrology careers by targeting medical students, residents, and graduate students with an interest in nephrology but have not yet committed to applying to a fellowship.

In addition to tailored events and networking opportunities, this program provides $800 in travel support, complimentary registration to attend the ASN Annual Meeting at Kidney Week, in Chicago, IL, and complimentary membership to the society.

The Kidney STARS application closed July 20, 2016. The application for next year's program will open in June 2017.

Schedule of Events

The following list includes all activities that are part of the Kidney STARS Program. Those marked with asterisks (*) are only open to Kidney STARS award recipients.

Thursday, November 17
Welcome Breakfast*
7:00 am - 8:00 am
McCormick Place convention center, Room W194B

Plenary Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
McCormick Place convention center, Room W375C-E

Nephrology Career Guidance Panel for Residents
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
McCormick Place convention center, Room W190B
Resident Panelist Bios

ASN Kidney Week Welcome Reception and 50th Anniversary Celebration
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCormick Place convention center, Exhibit Hall

Friday, November 18
Nephrology Career Guidance Panel for Medical Students
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
McCormick Place convention center, Room W190A
Medical Student Panelist Bios

Nephrology Career Guidance Panel for Graduate Students
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
McCormick Place convention center, Room W190B
Grad Student Panelist Bios

Saturday, November 19
Farewell Lunch and Stipend Pickup*
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Ballroom Salon A/B

In addition to the above activities, STARS recipients are also expected to attend activities with their assigned group and mentors.

Additional Kidney Week Resources

Questions? Email grants@asn-online.org.