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The Karen L. Campbell, PhD, Travel Support Program for Fellows application is currently closed.

Karen L. Campbell, PhD, Travel Support Program for Fellows Application

Applications open on Wednesday, May 31. Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

The Karen L. Campbell, PhD, Travel Support Program for Fellows is awarded to nephrology fellows and PhD postdocs. Award recipients receive complimentary registration to the ASN Annual Meeting, held November 2-5, 2023, at ASN Kidney Week in Philadelphia, PA. Award recipients receive $1,000 in travel support, complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting, and the opportunity to mentor medical students, residents, or graduate students through the ASN Kidney STARS Program.

Please note this program is in person. By accepting a spot in this program, participants agree to abide by all Health and Safety protocols as set forth by ASN.

The program is named for former ASN Executive Director, Karen L. Campbell, PhD.

Support is intended for, but not restricted to, nephrology fellows beyond their first year of fellowship or postdoctoral training at the time of Kidney Week 2023.

In addition to this program, ASN offers travel support and complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting to five nephrology fellows in Central America, South America, or Spanish-speaking countries of North America, and three nephrology fellows from the United States or Canada that are underrepresented in medicine, as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges, as a part of the William E. Mitch, III, MD, FASN International Scholars Program. For more information on the William E. Mitch, III, MD, FASN International Scholars Program or to apply, please visit the Mitch program page.


To receive an award, a recipient must:

  1. Be a current ASN member (Fellow/Trainee Membership Type) as of July 1, 2023.
  2. Be enrolled in an accredited nephrology fellowship training program or conducting postdoctoral kidney research at the time of Kidney Week 2023.
  3. Agree to mentor a group of students or residents during ASN Kidney Week (details provided after acceptance).

Fellows are eligible for free ASN membership. For membership information, visit


To apply, a candidate must:

  1. Log into the application using an ASN ID.
  2. Complete the information section of the application, including demographics, training level, etc.
  3. Complete a 200 word essay.
  4. Upload a CV.

A CV must be submitted as part of the online application. Applications received without CVs will not be processed.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. EDT

NOTE: Applicants may apply to any and all support opportunities (if eligible); however, only one award will be given per person. All applicants will be notified within seven weeks of the application deadline.