National Kidney Foundation: 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant Program

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is accepting applications to support clinical research studies addressing important issues for patients with kidney disease. Promising young scientists are encouraged to submit proposals for investigating clinical research questions in nephrology, or closely related fields. Projects must be patient-oriented. Award amount is up to $35,000 over two years. The application deadline is February 9, 2018.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

The National Kidney Foundation: 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant Program
http://www.kidney.org

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is accepting applications to support clinical research studies addressing important issues for patients with kidney disease. Promising young scientists are encouraged to submit proposals for investigating clinical research questions in nephrology, or closely related fields. Projects must be patient-oriented. Elements of patient-oriented research activities may include but are not limited to development of new technologies, mechanisms of human disease, educational or therapeutic interventions, epidemiological studies, health policy studies, and clinical trials. Individuals who have completed fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited training program and who hold junior faculty positions (Instructor or Assistant Professor) at university-affiliated medical centers in the United States are eligible to apply. It is permissible for an applicant to have a concurrent NIH “K” series award and a Young Investigator Grant from the NKF. The applicant should provide a statement of the budgetary and scientific overlap and relatedness of the two applications. Candidates may apply for a National Kidney Foundation/Satellite Dialysis Young Investigator Grant, Southeast Texas Research Grant, Chastain Renal Research Grant and/or Edith H. Blattner Young Investigator Grant. However, only one grant will be awarded to any applicant in this funding cycle. Eligible applicants must have completed training in nephrology prior to the start of the grant award and must hold a full-time appointment to a faculty position when funding begins on July 1, 2018. Young Investigator Grants will be awarded to individuals no later than four years after initial appointment to a faculty (or equivalent) position or after appointment to a staff scientist (or equivalent) position in a research organization. Candidates who received a faculty appointment before July 1, 2014 are not eligible for this award in this funding cycle. Only one investigator in an institution will be supported in any funding cycle by a Young Investigator Grant. Since the NKF research support program is an integral part of the Foundation’s overall scientific mission, it is expected that candidates for support pursuant to this funding mechanism participate as dues-paying professional members of the National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2018. Award notifications made Spring 2018 with funds available July 1, 2018. Guidelines: https://www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/2018%20YI%20Grant%20Eligibility%20%26%20Instructions.pdf

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to assist UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or call 919.962.2867.

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