Joseph M. Krainin, MD, Memorial Young Investigator Award Research Grants-in-Aid

Fall 2016 cycle

Grants-in-aid are available for the support of investigation designed to expand the knowledge base of renal disease and its treatment.  Preference is given to investigators with novel or original approaches to unsolved problems.  The NKF/NCA is particularly interested in funding clinical research.  Specific encouragement is also given to investigators in an early stage of their careers.


  •  A young investigator must be less than age 42 at time of initiating study, or is within seven (7) years of completion of fellowship/specialty training, and the academic rank must be assistant professor or instructor. If you are a Young Investigator and have not established a record of independent research, you are strongly encouraged to include a letter from an individual who is knowledgeable about your research activities.
  • Young investigators must have a M.D. or Ph.D. and hold a faculty appointment in an institution in the Washington, DC/Virginia/Maryland area.
    • Trainees may apply for a grant-in-aid however, by the time the person begins the grant, he/she must send a letter stating that he/she is holding a faculty appointment at the institution where the award is made.
    • Allied health professionals, not in trainee status, may apply and need not have a terminal degree or a faculty appointment at the institution to which the grant is made.


Size of Award:
1 year = up to $ 25,000*
2 year = up to $ 50,000*
(*15% overhead included)
Deadline for Application:

Monday, September 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Notification by: November 11, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: 12 copies of the applications plus the original must be submitted.
Please indicate the original copy.

The following expenditures are NOT approved for funding:

  • Personal salary for investigators with faculty appointments, trainees, or fully salaried faculty at any institution.
  • Investigator travel (including local travel and travel to conferences)
  • Patient care or travel in excess of 15% of the budget
  • Office supplies (including xeroxing, telephone, computer software)
  • Establishment of a laboratory
  • Purchase of permanent equipment
  • Construction and renovation 

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