American Society of Nephrology Transition to Independent Grants

Early Career PI

Funding for young faculty to prepare for a successful, independent career in nephrology. Deadline 12/9/2021

Grant Details

DescriptionThe KidneyCure Transition to Independence Grants Program provides funding for young faculty to foster evolution to an independent research career and a successful, competitive application for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant or equivalent.
EligibilityMust be working in North or Central America during the grant period. Must be an active member of ASN. Must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree. Cannot be a previous recipient of an ASN or KidneyCure Transition to Independence Grant (formerly ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Career Development Grant). Previous ASN-Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) grant recipients are excepted from this clause. Cannot be a previous recipient of a National Institutes of Health R01 grant, VA Merit Award, or equivalent. Must be within seven (7) years of initial faculty appointment at the time of the award activation. A 12-month extension will be considered per childbirth during the seven-year timeframe. Women, men, and those who adopt are eligible for the extension. To be considered for an extension, please email Must have a proposed project that is independent of previous mentors. Cannot have more than $250,000 (in annual direct costs) in external grant support, including KidneyCure funds, at the time of the award activation. Must devote at least 75% of their time to research. Appointment to full-time faculty must be confirmed in writing by the Department Chair, indicating the date of first full-time faculty appointment, and providing assurance that the department will provide needed resources for conducting independent research (laboratory and office space, salary support, and protected research time of at least 75%).
Duration2 years

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