Research Grants

Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (CNNT) Research Grant

The Council Research Grant is an annual rotating research grant shared among the four NKF professional councils for $10,000. The 2025 grant application will be available September 1 – November 3, 2024as an NKF Members-only benefit for nurses and technicians

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Key Dates
Sep 1 – Nov 3, 2024  — Application Open
Nov 4 – Dec 1, 2024  — Council Research Grants Committee Review
Dec 2, 2024 — Winner Notified
Jan 1, 2025 — Approved projects begin operation and continue until Dec 31

Kidney Health Equity Community Engagement Award

NKF seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity related to kidney health at a community level. The application must seek to improve access to kidney care, kidney disease management, and patient outcomes.

Who should apply? Open to all healthcare professionals, researchers, and multidisciplinary teams affiliated with any health system, academic medical center, FQHC, or any other health care organization in the U.S. serving people with kidney disease.

Funding Amount: $75,000 for one year

Deadline: February 12, 2024

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Young Investigator Research Grant

NKF established the Young Investigator Research Grant program to support clinical research studies addressing important issues for patients with kidney disease. Projects must be patient-oriented

Who Should Apply? Applicant must:

  • Have completed training in nephrology prior to the start of the grant award.
  • Hold a full-time appointment to a faculty position at a U.S. university, or an equivalent position as a scientist on the staff of a research-oriented institution, at the time funding begins.
  • Are within their first four years of initial appointment to a faculty position or staff scientist position in a research organization.

Funding Amount: $35,000 ($25,000 for the Krainin Award and Gonzalez Memorial Research Fund) for one year

Deadline: February 12, 2024

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