Skip to content

Pharmacy-led research and research into nephrotoxicity grants

Thanks to the enormous generosity of our supporters, we are now inviting applications for some new awards. These awards are in addition to our usual grants rounds and highlight our commitment to building a stronger and broader research community.

For the first time Kidney Research UK are leading a collaborative drive to develop and enhance pharmacy led research and research into nephrotoxicity. Pharmacy Research UK, The UK Kidney Association’s Renal Pharmacy Group, The Paediatric Medicines Research Unit, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Kidney Research Yorkshire and the Thompson Family Trust have all joined us to form a collaborative partnership to invest in new research call.

Is this research grant for you?

We are now seeking applications from UK-based researchers. We want to hear from you! 

  • Do you have an interest in nephrotoxicity, and would your research have the potential to help our understanding and prevent deterioration of kidney function due to toxic effects of medications and chemicals?
  • Are you a pharmacist who has a research idea and wishes to undertake a renal research study and /or develop your research interests and career?
  • We are keen to encourage applications from hospital and community-based pharmacists who have not previously held competitively awarded fellowships, project, or start-up funding as a principal investigator.

This new call is offering five grant types that will enable you to apply for funding to realise your research potential and develop your research ideas.  

Types of grants available

We welcome applications for the following grant types: 

Allied health professional fellowships (clinical) support nurses, psychologist, hospital and community-based pharmacists and allied health professionals to undertake a renal research study and develop their research interests and career.  

  • Funding period: over 3 years maximum, can be done part-time 
  • Items of expenditure: Fellow’s salary, higher degree fees and consumables  
  • Annual consumables allowance: £8,000  

Intermediate non-clinical fellowships for renal research specialisation of post-doctoral scientists    

  • Funding period: over 3 years maximum  
  • Items of expenditure: Fellow’s salary and consumables   
  • Annual consumables allowance: £15,000  

PhD studentships (non-clinical) in renal research, supporting a science graduate to obtain a higher degree  

  • Funding period: over 3 ½ years maximum  
  • Items of expenditure: Student’s stipend, higher degree fees and consumables  
  • Annual consumables allowance: £3,500

Research project grants   

For innovative standalone research projects that will advance our knowledge of kidney disease and refine current treatments or lead to new ones.   

  • Funding available: up to £250k 
  • Funding period: three years maximum  

Start-up grants  

For investigating new hypotheses around the kidney that lack any significant existing research prior to a full research project.  

  • Funding available: up to £40k 
  • Funding period: over two years maximum  

Submitting an application

It is a single stage full application process. 

All submissions to this new call will be subject to expert review involving members of our research grants committee and lay advisory group and both scientific and lay experts. Information about the expert review process 

All applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom and the research must be led from a UK establishment. However, we encourage international collaboration.  

 Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 4 September 2024  

Funding decision: end of November 2024 

If you have a question or would like further information contact:

0300 303 1100

0300 303 1100

Get our Research Roundup email

Stay up to date with our kidney research news.

Scroll To Top