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.


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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

07 Dec

Transition to Independence Grants

Closed December 7 at 2:00 PM ET APPLICATION CLOSED
07 Dec

William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program

Closed December 7 at 2:00 PM ET APPLICATION CLOSED
07 Dec

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program

Closed December 7 at 2:00 PM ET APPLICATION CLOSED


  • I was inspired to focus my research in the area of kidney development because of my own experiences as a child diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR).

    2022 Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant
  • Long-term, I aspire to be a transplant physician-scientist at a leading academic institution, and to be able to serve and benefit transplant recipients.

    2022 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Award
  • My hope is that this research will enable the development of new treatment options for people with heart and kidney disease and new methods for monitoring the efficacy and safety of those treatments.

    2022 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant
  • I hope to be part of big collaborative researcher and physician teams that will eventually develop novel and increasingly personalized therapeutic concepts that in turn will prolong time without dialysis but high quality of life for people with chronic glomerular diseases.

    2022 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant
  • Identifying key molecules that regulate kidney development will help with the diagnosis and treatment of congenital kidney abnormalities.

    2022 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award