The National Kidney Foundation recognizes that future improvements in the treatment and prevention of kidney disease will rest largely on the accomplishments of individuals now commencing their investigative work. To that end, the foundation has established a Young Investigator Grant Program to help support those investigators.
Through the program, NKF will award grants of up to $35,000 in support of research projects in the field of nephrology and related disciplines conducted by individuals who have completed fellowship training and who hold a junior faculty position at a university-affiliated medical center in the United States.
Projects must be patient-oriented. Elements of patient-oriented research activities may include but are not limited to development of new technologies, mechanisms of human disease, educational or therapeutic interventions, epidemiological studies, health policy studies, and clinical trials.
Individuals who have completed fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited training program and who hold junior faculty positions (instructor or assistant professor) at a university-affiliated medical center in the United States are eligible to apply.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NKF website.