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


  • I am very excited to have an opportunity to contribute to kidney knowledge and, hopefully, to the improvement of kidney health in the long term.

    2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Recipient
  • As someone with training in both nephrology and immunology I am very interested in the intersection of the two specialties.

    2020 KidneyCure Research Fellowship Recipient
  • There is a huge potential for discovery, and for benefiting our patients, in researching this area.

    2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Recipient
  • I hope that the data from this research project will be used to develop interventions to improve cardiovascular care delivery and educational initiatives to enhance patient participation in cardiovascular risk factor reduction strategies.

    2020 Sharon Anderson Research Fellowship Recipient
  • Since my time as an intern, I've always had a passion for teaching.

    2020 William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Grant Recipient