ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

Career Development Grants

The goal of the Career Development Grants Program is to provide funding for young faculty to foster evolution to an independent research career and a successful application a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant or equivalent.


Since ASN began funding grants in 1996, ASN and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research (ASN Foundation) have awarded more than 137 Career Development Grants to help young faculty transition to independent research careers. These grants are just one way the ASN Foundation strives to strengthen the pipeline of clinicians, researchers, and educators and advance patient care and research in kidney disease.

Current grant opportunities include:

$100,000 a year for up to two years
  • Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grants
  • John Merrill Grant in Transplantation
    • Supports investigators performing biomedical research related to transplantation.
  • NephCure Kidney International-ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Grant
    • Supports research that is determined to be relevant to the following research areas: understanding the cause, mechanism and treatment of primary forms of idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), as well as investigations of the mechanisms of normal glomerular biology or pathobiology that can be applied commonly to all forms of glomerular disease. These investigations will be applicable to identifying treatments of minimal change disease (MCD) and primary FSGS.
  • The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF)-ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Grant
    • Supports research on topics relevant to oxalosis, primary hyperoxaluria and related stone diseases.
  • Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant in Pediatrics
    • Supports pediatric investigators.
$25,000 a year for up to two years
  • ASN Foundation for Kidney Research-AAIM Junior Development Grant in Geriatrics
    • Supports developing academic subspecialists interested in careers focused on the geriatric and gerontology aspects of nephrology during the early years of a first faculty appointment. This award supplements an award by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), using the R03 mechanism under the funding announcement titled Grants for Early Medical and Surgical Subspecialists’ Transitions to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR).

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Grant Partnerships

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research has partnered with the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), NephCure Kidney International, and the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF) to jointly fund Career Development Grants. The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research welcomes the opportunity to partner with associations, foundations, and societies to support talented researchers. To learn more, please contact