Research Grants

2020 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 nephrology training.

Deadline to submit for a 2020 Research Grant has passed.

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All references should submit the NKF Research Grant Reference Form
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Dr. Benjamin Freedman, PhD - 2015

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2021 CNNT Quality Improvement Project/Research Grant

CNNT is pleased to announce the 2021 Quality Improvement Project/Research Grant program. The intent of the grant program is to further knowledge of nursing and technician issues in the management of kidney failure. The grant may cover basic or applied research on nursing and technical issues in the area of kidney failure, or early intervention and treatment of chronic kidney disease, or development and evaluation of education programs to enhance patient/family understanding of kidney failure treatment, or demonstration projects related to kidney failure and rehabilitation.

Grant applications must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Nurse (RN or LPN/LVN) or dialysis technician member of NKF-CNNT
  • Minimum of two years nephrology experience
  • Approval from a recognized IRB of institution or medical director of the facility in which the research or project is to be conducted (if using human subjects)
  • Quality Improvement projects would be considered exempt as only aggregate data should be used
  • Residence in the United States or its territories


To read full program description and instructions, click here.


  Oct 15, 2020 Grant proposal due
  Oct-Nov 2020 Research Grants Committee Review
  Dec 1, 2020 Awards announced
  Jan 1, 2021 Approved projects begin 


For more information, contact:
Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, RN, CNN
Interim Chair-elect