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Kidney Research UK - Stoneygate Research Awards

We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK. Along with many medical research charities, our ability to fund new research last year was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been delighted to be able to restart our grants programmes this year.

With thanks to our continued partnership with the Stoneygate Trust, we are now  able to fund the next round of our dedicated research programme.

In line with our shared strategic interest in improving the lives of people with kidney disease, we are pleased to invite expressions of interest for research proposals that match the theme of transforming treatments.

Transforming treatments is a key research priority for Kidney Research UK and the Stoneygate Trust - we are committed to finding new ways to:

  • make dialysis more tolerable and effective
  • extend the life of a transplant and make it easier to live with
  • make monitoring less invasive and kinder, and less dependent on hospital visits
  • develop and expand the use of medical technology to achieve earlier diagnosis and better patient management .

Expression of interest

We are now inviting expressions of interest from teams or individuals whose proposals offer the potential to address these specific issues. We particularly welcome research that will also reduce the inequalities that arise in these areas.

We will only consider one application type per applicant, even if you have several research ideas. 

Types of grants available

Research project grant:

These awards support innovative, standalone research projects.

- Funding available: up to £300k
- Funding period: three years maximum

Innovation grant:

These awards are to support new areas of clinical or scientific research where initial pilot/supporting data is required.

- Funding available: up to £50k
- Funding period: over two years maximum

Expression of interest deadline: 5pm, Monday 8 November 2021 

Submitting your application

and information on what happens next

All received submissions will undergo strategic assessment, using both scientific and lay summaries to assess each, taking into consideration how closely the proposal matches the ambitions and themes of this call. 

Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full grant application. This invitation is no guarantee of further funding, which will be competitively awarded following full scientific and lay review. Only applications invited to the second stage will be considered.  

Applicants will be notified by Monday 22 November 2021 if they are invited for a full application, and these must be submitted by Wednesday 12 January 2022. 

All applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom and the research must take place in a UK establishment. 

We welcome pre-submission enquiries.

You can find more information about our grants in our regulations and conditions.

Expression of interest deadline: 5pm, Monday 8 November 2021 

For further information contact:

Get in touch for more information or if you have any questions:

Emma Shilling: 01733 367837

Elaine Davies: 01733 367835

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

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