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60,000 people die too soon every year due to kidney disease


Information for researchers

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

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

We encourage patient participation, engagement and involvement in the research we fund as it can add real 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.

Research events

Fellows Day

7-8 September 2020
University of Edinburgh

Researcher Development Days

Under review while we find ways to improve their value researchers.
Dates to be confirmed.

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."

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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