Fellows: Grants & Funding
Grants are available to support Fellows for travel to meetings, research funding, and educational loan repayment. Grant sources include the National Institutes of Health, non-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies. This page lists several of the most common sources of grant funding for Nephrology Fellows but Fellows and Mentors are encouraged to seek additional sources that may be available.
Travel Support for ASN Meetings
Travel support is available to fellows for selected ASN meetings. For information on these opportunities, click here.
Fellow Research Opportunities
ASN Fellowship Grants
The goal of ASN's Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program is to fund fellows to conduct original, meritorious research projects. This program will foster, under the direction of a sponsor, the training of fellows who are highly motivated to make contributions to the understanding of kidney biology and disease.
National Institutes of Health
F32 Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships
F32 awards are given to individual fellows for research training. Individuals may receive up to 3 years of funding. Funding largely supports salary at the NIH-approved PGY level, along with some tuition, fee insurance and other support. Fellows must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or possess a Permanent Resident Card. Further information is available here.
T32 Institutional Research Training Grants
T32 training grants are awarded to Renal Divisions (as well as other programs) to help support fellow research training. The awards are typically for 2 years per fellow, wherein the fellow must complete both years. If only one year is completed, the fellow must pay back the full support provided during the first year. The Renal Division decides which fellows will receive T32 support after discussion with the fellows. Funding largely supports salary at the NIH-approved PGY level, along with some tuition, fee insurance and other support. Fellows must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or possess a Permanent Resident Card. Further information is available here.
NIH Career Development (K) Awards
NIDDK encourages K applications from postdoctoral fellows (MD, PhD, or equivalent) after they have completed usually no more than 5 years of postdoctoral research, with the exception of the K24. Further information is available here.
Non-governmental, Non-industry Organizations
A number of pharmaceutical companies offer fellowship grants. However, given the increasing scrutiny of the academic-industry relationship with regard to conflict of interest, the nature of this funding may change. Information on the currently available programs, all of which are independent of ASN, may be found at the following websites. This information is provided as a service to the fellows; it does not constitute endorsement by ASN.
Loan Repayment Programs
NIH Loan Repayment Program
Institutional Loan Repayment Programs
Many institutions have loan repayment programs, which provide medical school debt relief to junior faculty in exchange for agreement to be an academic faculty member at the institution for a certain period of time. Check with your Department of Medicine office to see if such a program is available.