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Stoneygate Research Grant

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 has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, thanks to our existing partnership with the Stoneygate Trust, we are now delighted to be able to fund the final round of our three-year 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 find 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 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.

  • Funding available for a research grant proposal: up to a maximum of £300,000
  • Funding available for an innovation grant proposal: up to a maximum of £50,000
  • Funding period: up to three years
  • Expression of interest deadline extended: 5pm, Monday 16 November 2020

Applying and submitting your application

Both scientific and lay summaries will be used to assess each submission, including how closely the proposal matches the theme of the call.

Approximately £750,000 is available for this call. We welcome project applications up to a maximum value of £300,000 and innovation proposals up to a maximum of £50,000. All proposals will be ranked on merit and the potential to deliver against the theme rather than cost.

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

Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application for a Research Project or Innovation grant in due course. This invitation is no guarantee of further funding which will be competitively awarded. Only applications invited to the second stage will be considered. Applicants will be notified by 30 November 2020 if a full application is invited.

We welcome pre-submission enquiries. For further information contact:

Dr Aisling McMahon: 01733 367 887 or Elaine Davies: 01733 367 835


What difference can funding make to you?


"This funding has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to develop my own skills whilst being able to genuinely contribute to a neglected field."

Sebastian Wild, Kidney Research UK - Stoneygate grant recipient

How to apply for a research grant

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.

Melissa Lopez-Anton in lab

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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