ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research
Mission: To prevent and cure kidney diseases through research and innovation

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research was established in 2012 and funds the Career Development Grants Program, the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship 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.


Current Programs

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.

Career Development Grants Program – Funding for New Investigators

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.

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 $35 million to support research and travel awards including:

  • 59 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowships to fund nephrology fellows to conduct original, meritorious research projects.
  • 163 Career Development Grants to help young faculty transition to independent research careers.
  • 4 William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Grant to support aspiring educators to conduct projects to advance all aspects of nephrology education and teaching.
  • 1 ASN-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
  • $3 million in travel support awards to students, residents, and fellows to attend ASN Kidney Week.

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