Grants & Funding

The Kidney STARS (Students and Residents) application is currently closed.

Kidney STARS (Students and Residents) Application

Applications for next year's program will open on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

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The goal of the ASN Kidney STARS program is to stimulate interest in nephrology careers by targeting medical students, residents, and graduate students with an interest in nephrology but have not yet committed to applying to a fellowship.

In addition to tailored events and networking opportunities, this program provides $1,000 in travel support, complimentary registration to attend the ASN Annual Meeting at Kidney Week, in Washington, DC, and complimentary membership to the society.

The ASN Kidney STARS program dates are Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10, 2019. Program highlights include a welcome networking breakfast, a Q & A panel with nephrology experts, a guided tour of innovative research abstracts, and a lunch with nephrology leaders and mentors. In addition, all accepted participants are matched into small groups led by a faculty and fellow mentor. It is mandatory that participants attend all events related to the ASN Kidney STARS program in addition to the ASN Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to this year's winners of the STARS Search, group Med #9 led by Dr. Sana Waheed from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health!