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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Transition to Independence Grants Program

The goal of the Transition to Independence 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 KidneyCure, the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research, have awarded Transition to Independence Grants (formerly named 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
  • Joseph V. Bonventre Career Development Grant
    • Named by Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. and ASN. Awarded every other year to an investigator conducting research in any area of nephrology.
  • Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grants
    • Awarded to investigators conducting research in any area of nephrology.
  • John Merrill Grant in Transplantation
    • Supports investigators performing biomedical research related to transplantation.
  • 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. Jointly funded by the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation and the ASN Foundation.
  • Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant in Pediatrics
    • Supports pediatric investigators.

For eligibility requirements or to apply for a Transition to Independence Grant, click the button below:

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