Grants & Funding

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

Kidney STARS (Students and Residents) Application

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 San Diego, CA, and complimentary membership to the society.

The Kidney STARS application closed June 27, 2018. The application for next year's program will open in May 2019.

Schedule of Events

The following list includes all activities that are part of the Kidney STARS Program. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are only open to Kidney STARS travel support recipients.

Thursday, October 25
Welcome Breakfast*
6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. PDT
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Marina Ballroom, Salon E/F/G

Plenary Session
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT
San Diego Convention Center, Hall D

Nephrology Career Guidance Panel for Residents (Panelist bios)
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. PDT
San Diego Convention Center, Room 8

ASN Kidney Week Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PDT
San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

Friday, October 26
Nephrology Career Guidance Panel for Medical Students (Panelist bios)
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. PDT
San Diego Convention Center, Room 7

Nephrology Career Guidance Panel for Graduate Students (Panelist bios)
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. PDT
San Diego Convention Center, Room 8

Saturday, October 27
Farewell Lunch with AAKP* (Panelist bios)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Marina Ballroom, Salon E/F/G

In addition to the above activities, STARS recipients are also expected to attend activities with their assigned group and mentors.

Additional Kidney Week Resources

  • Trainee Track: A curated list of suggested Kidney Week sessions for students, residents, and fellows.
  • Poster Recommendations (Exhibit Hall)