Mission: To prevent and cure kidney diseases through research and innovation
Recently, the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research underwent a rebrand. The new name, logo, and tagline puts the mission front and center, ensuring every dollar granted and decision made will drive efforts to improve treatments and find cures for all who suffer from kidney diseases. Legally it will remain the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research under the same tax number and nonprofit status.
Established in 2012, the foundation funds the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program, the Transition to Independence Grants Program, the William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program, the American Society of Nephrology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, and the ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program.
Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program
Funding ten new research applicants and ten continuing projects annually, the program distributes $50,000 a year per fellow for two years to conduct original, meritorious research.
Transition to Independence Grants Program
Advancing the independent careers of young investigators in biomedical research, grants of up to $100,000 a year for two years are awarded to applicants within seven years of their initial faculty appointment. This program was formerly named the Career Development Grants Program.
William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program
Funded annually, the program provides $50,000 a year for two years to a nephrology educator to conduct a project to advance all facets of nephrology education and teaching.
American Society of Nephrology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
Aiming to increase diversity among future leaders, the award provides four years of research and career development support to a nephrologist from a historically disadvantaged background.
ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program
Funding five new applicants and five continuing projects annually, the program supports PhD students conducting kidney-related research with guidance from a mentor by providing $10,000 a year per recipient for two years.
ASN and ASN Foundation Funding History
Since ASN began funding grants in 1996, the society and the foundation have awarded more than $45 million to support research including:
- 79 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowships
- 184 Career Development Grants
- 6 William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Grants
- 10 ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
- 2 ASN-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
Additionally, ASN has awarded over $3 million in travel support to students, residents, and fellows to attend ASN Kidney Week and other important conferences, and through the Kidney TREKS Program.
If you would like to make an online contribution to the foundation, please click here.