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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Grants & Funding

Grants & Funding: Additional Funding

Alport Syndrome Foundation

The Alport Syndrome Foundation is currently accepting Letters of Intent through February 7th, 2020 for its 10th Annual Research Program Awards. The principal goal of the Research Program is to find novel treatments to prevent kidney failure and hearing loss in all patients with Alport syndrome. For more information, click here.

American Kidney Fund and the Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program

AKF's Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program allows trainees to conduct prevention and outcomes research while receiving advanced training in essential skills such as medical ethics, biostatistics and epidemiology. The maximum duration of each fellowship is two years with $80,000 per year to support the candidate's career development. For more information, click here.

American Society of Transplantation (AST)

AST offers faculty and fellowship support for basic and clinical research. Research topics that involve under-represented areas including minorities, women and pediatrics are strongly encouraged. For more information, click here.

ASDIN Research Grant

The ASDIN Research Grant for Vascular Access Award aims to encourage and stimulate research in the broad field of dialysis vascular access. Young investigators (either fellows or those within 7 years of the end of training) and more established investigators in this field are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

Dent Disease Foundation

The Dent Disease Foundation seeks to support research that will ultimately lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and ultimately a cure for Dent Disease types 1 and 2. Researchers are encouraged to apply on a rolling basis. For more information, click here.

George M. O'Brien Kidney Resource Alliance (OKRA)

The George M. O'Brien Kidney Resource Alliance (OKRA) is excited to announce the first offering of our OKRA Opportunity Pool Program. This program will support both small catalyst awards (starting at $5,000) and large pilot grants (up to a maximum of $75,000 total costs) addressing scientific and technological gaps in kidney research and promoting new collaborations. Projects must either: 1) utilize existing O'Brien Kidney National Resource Center resources or 2) develop and add a novel tool or resource to the existing array of OKRA resources. All are welcome to apply and priorities are detailed in the link provided below. Letters of intent are due Monday, February 19th, 2024.

For full details on this funding opportunity and contact information for any questions, please visit this link.

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® has research awards available to physicians from historically disadvantaged backgrounds (ethnic, financial or educational) who are committed to pursuing careers in academic medicine, as well as to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar backgrounds. For more information, click here.

ISN Fellowship Program

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Fellowship Program provides relevant and contemporary nephrology training to physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards in the Fellows' home countries upon their return and becoming leaders in their fields.

ISN Fellows receive hands-on training in advanced host institutions, allowing them to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge in basic and clinical nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and epidemiology.

For more information, click here.

Lupus Research Institute Grant Opportunities

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) invites applications for the LRI Distinguished Innovator Award. These awards will provide outstanding scientists with substantial support to conduct cutting-edge projects with the greatest promise for transforming the lives of people with lupus.

LRI also invites applications for the Novel Research Grant. The grants will provide financial support for idea-driven, novel research projects relevant to basic, translational or clinical investigation in lupus. For more information, click here.

NAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence

This one-year, part-time remote leadership development opportunity for mid-career professionals includes mentorship, a $35,000 grant, and an additional $5,000 domestic travel funds. Become part of the growing cadre of national leaders to advance diagnostic excellence and improve health for all!

This collaborative program between the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, with additional support from The John A. Hartford Foundation.

Applicant webinars will be held on 1/31, and 2/31, and session recordings will be available on the program website. Applications are due at 3pm ET on March 1, 2024. To learn more and to apply, visit:

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

NKF supports junior faculty research through the NKF Young Investigator Grants and the Satellite Dialysis Clinical Investigator Grant. For more information, click here.

NephCure Kidney International Research Grants

NephCure Kidney International (NKI) supports scientific research seeking the cause, better treatments and a cure for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and other diseases causing primary Nephrotic Syndrome through their Research Grants Program. In cooperation with the NIH-sponsored NEPTUNE and CureGN Consortia, NKI supports investigator-initiated studies that employ resources from these consortia to advance clinical and translational research in glomerular disease through the NephCure Kidney International Pilot Grant Program. click here.

NEPTUNE Career Development Fellowship

The Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) Career Development Program is designed to support advanced post-doctoral and junior faculty trainees, or established investigators interested in redirecting their investigative focus, who are preparing to become independent investigators in clinical and translational research in human glomerular disease. For more information, click here.

The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program

The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program, sponsored by Satellite Research, awards grants enabling young researchers to fulfill critical research in the area of kidney disease and its treatment. Young investigators are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

PKD Foundation

The PKD Foundation has designed the Research Fellowship award in the interest of fostering research in the areas relevant to PKD with the goal of furthering our understanding of the physiological, biochemical, molecular and genetic mechanisms of this disease. This fellowship is designed to facilitate young investigators to obtain significant research experience as they initiate careers in PKD research and is intended to assure the continuity over time of outstanding investigators committed to the study of PKD. For more information, click here.

Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Clinical and Human Translational Research Fellowship

The Clinical and Human Translational Research Fellowship in Transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh has been established as a mentored award to provide funding for postdoctoral fellows and instructor-level faculty performing clinical or human translational research in transplantation. For more information, click here.

UT Southwestern O'Brien Kidney Center Research Core

The UT Southwestern O'Brien Kidney Center Research Core announces the availability of Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Grants to support studies on the kidney and renal disease. One and possibly two P&F grants will be awarded in amounts up to $35,000 for one year of support. Proposed studies should be designed to generate preliminary data that will lead to subsequent NIH funding. To learn more about the program, please click here.

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