Students Benefits

The National Kidney Foundation supports students enrolled in full-time academic programs in all professions of nephrology. Must be full-time; proof of status required. Submit to

If you are a nephrology fellow, you may be eligible for free membership. Learn more about this program on our website here, or contact us at for more information.

Benefits of Membership

  • Connect with experienced practitioners in your field
  • Travel stipends and reduced registration to the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, NKF's premier educational event
  • Reduced subscription rate to the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, and The Journal of Renal Nutrition
  • Free and discounted CE activities through NKF's Professional Education Resource Center (PERC)
  • Subscription to RenaLink, NKF’s interdisciplinary renal health information and industry news e-magazine
  • Eligibility to subscribe to member listservs (based on discipline)
  • Discounts on the NKF Store
  • Eligibility to apply for the Fellowship of the National Kidney Foundation (FNKF)
  • Access to the member directory 

All of these benefits are available to NKF members at a cost less than the annual subscription to the American Journal of Kidney Diseases alone!

Membership Pricing

One Year

U.S. and Canada


Additional Subscriptions and Memberships

American Journal of Kidney Diseases

U.S. and Canada




Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease

U.S. and Canada




Journal of Renal Nutrition

U.S. and Canada




Your membership, including all benefits, will begin in the month that your application is received and processed at NKF Headquarters.