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


2019 Young Investigator Research Grant

The next application period will open in October 2018. 

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.

Expected Available Grants for July 2019-June 2020 Funding:

  • Two (3) 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

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

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