KidneyCure was established in 2012 to fund research by new investigators and enables fellows to participate in kidney research projects.

Support young investigators who are changing kidney care by making a donation to fund research that will help improve treatments and find cures.

KidneyCure funds clinical and basic research, and provides grant support to members at various points in their careers.


To Prevent and Cure Kidney Diseases

Through Research and Innovation

Established in 2012, KidneyCure, the ASN Foundation, funds the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program, the Transition to Independence Grants Program, the William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program, the American Society of Nephrology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, and the ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program.

Who We Fund

New Investigators

Advancing the independent careers of young investigators in biomedical research, grants of up to $100,000 a year for two years are awarded to applicants within seven years of their initial faculty appointment.

Fellows and PhD Students

KidneyCure enables fellows and PhD students with analytical interests in basic or clinical research to spend time engaged in work on a kidney research project.

Clinical Scholars

Funded annually, the program provides funding to nephrology educators to conduct projects to advance all facets of nephrology education and teaching.

Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowships
Transition to Independence Grants
William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Grants
ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowships Provided

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

09 Dec

Transition to Independence Grants

Closed December 9 at 2:00 PM ET APPLICATION CLOSED
09 Dec

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program

Closed December 9 at 2:00 PM ET APPLICATION CLOSED
07 Jan

Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program

Closed January 7 at 12:00 AM ET APPLICATION CLOSED


  • KidneyCure funding will embed my research in a community of highly active and successful kidney researchers and mentors.

    2021 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Award
  • My goal is to create a tool that nephrology training program directors and other nephrology educators can easily access and apply to assess fellows' clinical reasoning.

    2021 William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Grant Recipient
  • Ultimately, I want to bring these bench findings to the bedside to improve how we manage our patients.

    2021 John Merrill Grant in Transplantation
  • There's currently no treatment. I hope to change that.

    2021 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Award
  • I hope to play a key role in incorporating somatic mutation into the field of kidney genetics.

    2021 Jared J. Grantham Research Fellowship