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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. 

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.

Dr Rachel Lennon, funded researcher

Research awards

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

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Research networks

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

Research Strategy

Research strategy

Find out how our strategy aims to free lives from kidney disease.

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Patient involvement

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

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Your publications

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

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Scientific meeting sponsorship

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

How you can get involved

Come along to our events or enter one of our competitions for researchers.

Driving discoveries: connecting our fellows and students

Register for our four new virtual seminars, formerly known as Fellows Day.

Kidney snapshots competition

Our image competition to showcase the unseen beauty of medical research.

My research in 60 second

Our video competition to share your research in a 60-second video.

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.

Jeremy Hughes

Meet a researcher

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."

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

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