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Kidney Wales co-funded PhD Studentships

Partnership with Kidney Wales

We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK.  Our research strategy to 2030 outlines our four strategic research objectives and what we want to achieve through research in the next ten-years or sooner!

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Kidney Wales to co-fund up to two new PhD awards. Working together will enable us to fund more research and accelerate discoveries, as well as ensuring researchers get the best possible start in their careers in kidney research. 


These awards must be held at an academic institution in Wales for work undertaken in Wales.

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Does your proposal align to our research priorities?

In your application, we will ask you how your proposal aligns with our immediate research priority areas:

Applying and submitting your application

Both scientific and lay summaries will be used to assess each submission. Consideration will be given to how closely the proposal matches to our immediate priority areas for research and all submissions will be ranked according to their potential to deliver against these.

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

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application in due course. This invitation is no guarantee of funding which will be competitively awarded. Only applications invited to the second stage will be considered. Applicants will be notified on 31 May 2022 if they are invited for a full application to be submitted by 6 July 2022.

We welcome pre-submission enquiries. You can find more information about our grants in our regulations and conditions.

Submit an expression of interest

We are pleased to invite expressions of interest from individuals whose proposals directly address our immediate priority areas for research, and who seek initial or further support to establish their research career. 

We will only consider one application type per applicant even if you have several research ideas, and applicants can only apply in one of our 2022 grants rounds. If you already hold three or more active awards from us, you are ineligible to apply this year.

Our expression of interest forms have moved to our online grants portal. Please sign up for an account if you don’t have one already.  

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 17 May 2022

For further information contact:

Dr Aisling McMahon: 01733 367 887

Elaine Davies: 01733 367 835

What difference can funding make to you?

"Not only has Kidney Research UK funding allowed me to produce internationally recognised research but it’s also given me a deeper appreciation of the personal effects of current treatments on patients."

Dr Mark Findlay, Kidney Research UK Training Fellowship

Dr Mark Findlay

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