Research Grants

CRN-Keryx Renal Nutrition Research Grant

The National Kidney Foundation, in partnership with Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the Keryx Renal Nutrition Research Grant in the amount of $68,000. Funding is dedicated to a renal dietitian whose research is directed to evaluating the care of the CKD patient with the associated co-morbidities of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) or chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD).

Grant applications must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Current member of the national Council on Renal Nutrition
  • Minimum of two years Renal Dietitian work experience (CMS Guidelines)
  • Approval of the department head or facility director within which the research is to be conducted
  • Residence in the United States or its territories
Important Dates
July 19, 2018 Application Deadline
August 2018 Notifications Sent
October 1, 2018 Start of Grant

Thank you to those who applied for an NKF Research Grant. The next application period will open in October 2018. 

2018 Young Investigator Research Grant

Young investigators are junior faculty who have been in their position for under four years at the time the grant begins. Applicants must have an MD degree and subsequent nephrology training.

Available Grants for July 2018-June 2019 Funding:

  • Two (2) NKF Young Investigator Grants 
  • One (1) Satellite Healthcare Clinical Investigator Grant of the NKF 
  • One (1) Chastain Renal Research Grant - open to applicants from Arkansas
  • One (1) Edith H. Blattner Young Investigator Grant - open to applicants from Western Pennsylvania 
  • One (1) Southeast Texas Research Grant - open to applicants from Texas 

Download Eligibility & Instructions
All references should submit the NKF Research Grant Reference_Form

Past Grant Recipients
2017 Grant Recipients
2016 Grant Recipients
2015 Grant Recipients
2014 Grant Recipients
2013 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipient Success Stories
Dr. Benjamin Freedman, PhD - 2015

2018 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Grant 

New this year, we are pleased to offer a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Grant. Research must be patient-based and focused on one of the following topics: 
• How to engage patients with kidney disease in research - including different communities/populations of patients
• Health literacy and communication barriers, patient education best practices (including - population/demographic-specific), cultural humility
• Patient self-management/patient activation - how do we best educate and partner with patients to understand and self-manage kidney disease
• Psychosocial issues - stigma, coping
• Kidney disease coordinated care
Download Eligibility & Instructions.
All references should submit the NKF Research Grant Reference_Form

The National Kidney Foundation gratefully acknowledges that the NKF Young Investigator Grant Program is made possible by support from (or in honor of) the following organizations and individuals:

American Society of Nephrology
Victor Chaltiel Foundation
Shaul G. Massry, MD
Pfizer Laboratories
Solomon Papper, MD
Patricia Welder Robinson
Donald Seldin, MD
George Schreiner, MD
Robert Schrier, MD
Hilda Gershon Sugarman