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Kids Kidney Research Paediatric Grant

Kids Kidney Research

Kids Kidney Research Paediatric Research Grant

Kidney Research UK and Kids Kidney Research both have long and distinguished histories in funding paediatric research to develop and improve the care and treatment of children with kidney disease.

Kids Kidney Research merged with Kidney Research UK in 2017, and this grants programme, dedicated to paediatric research, secures and consolidates ongoing investment in this area, with £500,000 available annually to support quality research projects and innovation grants.

Non-medical, medical, nursing, pharmacy and allied health professionals are invited to apply.

Paediatric Research Project grants

  • Grant type: Paediatric Research Project grant. These awards are to support innovative, standalone research projects
  • Funding available: up to £200k
  • Funding period: over three years maximum
  • Application deadline: 5pm, Thursday 26 September 2019
  • Funding decision: February 2020

Paediatric Innovation grants

  • Grant type: these awards are to support new areas of clinical or science research where initial pilot/supporting data is required prior to an application for a full Research Project award
  • Funding available: up to £40k
  • Funding period: over two years maximum
  • Application deadline: 5pm, Thursday 26 September 2019
  • Funding decision: February 2020

Applications focusing on paediatric renal research covering one or more of the below will be welcomed:

Clinical research that focuses on:

  • the diagnosis, natural history, epidemiology or treatment of children who have diseases of the kidney or urinary tract;
  • the prenatal origins of childhood kidney or urinary tract diseases;
  • the impact on adult health of kidney or urinary tract diseases with an onset in childhood or the prenatal period.

Laboratory research that seeks to understand:

  • the causes of, and find new treatments for, childhood kidney and/or urinary tract diseases;
  • how the kidney and/or urinary tract normally forms, grows and matures before and after birth.

Additional information

The grants are open to established researchers who are resident in the UK.

Both the project and their employment must be based at a UK center.

If you are applying to fund clinical research in England, using NHS resources, please be aware of requirements related to Excess Treatment Costs.

Successful applicants will be expected to provide regular reports and should be prepared to speak about their research on behalf of the charity.

Applications can be made online only through our grant management system.

View regulations and conditions.

What difference can funding make to you?

"Funding has enabled me to set up preliminary data to apply for intermediate fellowship applications and enabled me to be more competitive in these applications."

Dr Soma Meran, Innovation grant recipient

Dr Soma Meran

How to apply for a research grant

Melissa Lopez-Anton in lab

Applying for a grant can sometimes be confusing and difficult. We have tried to make our application process as easy as possible.

Follow our simple instructions on how to make your application, use our online grants management system and how to make your application as successful as possible.

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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