Grants & Funding

The Student Scholar Grant application is currently closed.

Student Scholar Grant Application

Application Details

Next Application Deadline
  • Friday, March 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST (for projects starting between May 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014)
  • Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EDT (for projects starting between November 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015)

***Student scholar applications cannot save applications in progress. Applications must be completed in one sitting. Please have all materials and information available before starting an application. Materials needed are outlined in the Instructions.


The purpose of the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Student Scholar Grant is to enable medical students with an interest in kidney research to spend 10 to 52 weeks engaged in continuous full-time research with a nephrology mentor. The student must work with a mentor that is a current ASN member. The ASN Foundation will consider a variety of research projects (including, but not limited to, basic, clinical, translational or outcomes research).


To apply for an ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Student Scholar Grant, a candidate:

  1. Must perform full-time research with a mentor that is a current ASN member.
  2. Must be enrolled as a medical student in good standing at a US or Canadian medical school.
  3. Cannot already have other sources of stipend support.

Note: Students enrolled in MSTP programs (pursuing MD-PhDs) are not eligible for the program. Applicants who are uncertain of his/her eligibility should request an advisory opinion from the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research before completing an application.


ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Student Scholar Grant recipients complete full-time research with an active ASN member in a nephrology lab. The project period can be a summer, semester, academic year, or any other 10-52 week period of continuous full-time research. A progress report is required at the end of research period.

Use of Grant Funds

Recipients receive $500 per week. ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Student Scholar grant funds can be used for:

  • Salary: $400 per week.
  • Supplies and lab expenses: $100 per week.

Additionally, up to $1,500 will be reimbursed to the student for travel-related expenses to attend the ASN Annual Meeting at Kidney Week.

Evaluation and Conditions of Appointment Selection

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Student Scholar Grants are to applicants who show exceptional ability and promise for a research career. The evaluation of an application will be based on the applicant's general qualifications, prior training, independence, and promise for productivity. Attention will be given to the quality and originality of the applicant's previous research and the scientific merit of the research proposed in the application.

After an award has been made, a change of sponsoring institution or primary mentor or a major change in the research plan requires prior approval for continuation of the grant. Students are expected to conduct research according to the highest scientific and ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies regarding protection of human research subjects, humane care and use of laboratory animals, and laboratory safety.


Applicants for the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Student Scholar Grant will need the following materials:

  • Project Proposal (no longer than six pages).
  • CV or resume.
  • Mentor reference letter.
  • External reference letter.
  • Name and ASN ID number of mentor.

Please refer to the Instructions for details.

Only online applications will be accepted. Once started, an application cannot be saved. Applicants should have materials ready before starting an application.


For more information or questions, please contact ASN at 202-640-4660 or