Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

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Scottish Government partner with Kidney Research UK to fund a post-doctoral fellowship

Funding to support a Scottish based renal research post has been made available thanks to a partnership with Kidney Research UK and the Scottish Government.

The call supports a career grant of £190K to support a post-doctoral post for a non-clinical scientist for three years - based in Scotland.

The funding is being provided jointly by Kidney Research UK and the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO).

Transplantation and regenerative medicine focused research will be of particular interest to the awarding committee.

Regenerative medicine therapies hold great promise, and research breakthroughs in this area have the potential to unlock many of the challenges faced by kidney failure and transplant patients.

Director of Research Operations at Kidney Research UK, Elaine Davies said: “We are delighted to be working with the CSO to support more Scottish-based scientists working in the renal field. Our joint initiative addresses two recommendations in the UK Renal Research Strategy (published 2016), to improve support for non-clinical renal academic scientists and strengthen formal partnerships.”

The CSO’s vision is to support and increase the level of high-quality health research conducted in Scotland.

This is for the health and financial benefits of the population so that Scotland is recognised globally as a ‘come to place’ for health science.

Professor David Crossman, the Scottish Government Chief Scientist for Health said: “Renal disease has important health and economic impacts and is devastating for patients and carers. CSO is, therefore, delighted to be partnering with Kidney Research UK to provide funding for this exciting research initiative.”

The CSO is part of the Scottish Government Health Directorates. Applications should be submitted electronically to CSO Grant Applications.