Skip to content

Kidney disease ends here.


Information for researchers

We fund cutting edge research

We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK. We will stop kidney disease destroying lives. Kidney disease ends here. 

What we're looking for

Our reseach strategy outlines our intentions to achieve our vision of lives free from kidney disease through research funding programmes and initiatives.

Mike Nicholson, Normothermic Perfusion

What we fund and how to apply

We have a range of research grants available that you can apply for.

Find out how much funding you can apply for? What types of grant you are able to apply for? What grants are open and the application deadline? How to make an application? And all the supporting information you need.

Lab visit with supporters

Patient involvement

Encouraging patient participation, engagement and involvement in research to add value.

Tess Harris and Donal O'Donoghue networking

Research networks

Information about the UK Kidney Research Consortium, clinical study groups and renal science networks.

Dr Rachel Lennon, funded researcher

Research awards

Find out the results of our latest grants rounds and information on the research we're funding.

Group of people networking at Fellows Day

Scientific meeting sponsorship

Apply for up to £2,000 to support your scientific meeting.


Your publications

Help us to maximise the impact of your work by telling us when and what you’re due to publish.

Want to get the latest renal research news?

Sign up to our regular email and stay up to date with all our latest research news.

Meet a researcher

Jeremy Hughes

Professor Jeremy Hughes is a Professor of Experimental Nephrology at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

He combines his clinical and teaching roles with his research work, which focuses on the role of a white blood cell, called the macrophage, in kidney injury, scarring and healing.

Jeremy has previously been the chair of Kidney Research UK’s Research Grant Committeeand he went on to be elected as the charity's chair of trustees in 2018.

"Kidney Research UK has funded many excellent projects that span the full range of bench to bedside research."

Research events

Fellows Day

More information on our annual fellows day conference coming soon.

Researcher development days

We're reviewing our research development days to find ways to improve the format and value to researchers.
More information coming soon.

Got a question? Get in touch.

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

0300 303 1100

Want to stay up to date with all the renal research news?

Scroll To Top