Research means more people live longer after transplant




We fund cutting edge research. We are dedicated to improving the understanding of kidney disease, its causes, its treatments and ultimately, looking for a cure.

We're the leading charitable funder of kidney research in the UK. Since 1985, we have invested around £79 million into research.

Academic papers published by our researchers in 2017/18

We invested


into research in 2017/18

We funded 59 new projects in 2017/18

Dr Ben Caplin at the UCL Medical School Royal Free, London

Information for researchers

Information about grant funding, events and professional research networks.

Pivotal trial patient, Mimi Hoare, and nurse, Elizabeth Clarke

Get involved with research

Find out about patient involvement and how to take part.

Lab research


We partner and collaborate with a variety of organisations  to accelerate research.

Research highlights

Our research grants are funded by generous donations

Help fund research

Find out about the latest research awards we've made

Results from our grants rounds

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For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with our Research Operations Team:

0300 303 1100