The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is committed to supporting medical research in Illinois in the areas of nephrology and transplantation. The foundation has established an endowment from funds provided by individual gifts, the Tony Noel Memorial Research Fund, the Noel Foundation and a portion from past Gift of Life Gala events.
Research Grant for the Young Investigator
The NKFI Research Grant program funds young investigators who have research projects, which will increase the understanding of kidney, urologic and related diseases and transplantation as well as improve the clinical management and treatment or cure of these diseases. Grant submissions are reviewed and selected by the NKFI Research Review Committee on bi-annual basis. Please click here for guidelines and to download the application.
- Applicants should be members of a division of nephrology, urology or renal transplantation in Illinois.
- Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding.
- Maximum grant amount is $60,000 per year.
For more information, please email Kate O'Connor at email@example.com or contact the NKFI office at (312) 321-1500.
2011 Research Grantees
Sanjeev Akkina, MD
The Board of Trustees of the Unversity of Illinois
"Gene Expression in Kidney Transplant Recipients with Interstitial Fibrosis/Tubular Atrophy"
Aaron James Polichnowski
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
"Blood Pressure Dependent and Independent Mechanisms of Chronic Kidney Disease Progression Associated with Podocyte Injury and Reduced Nitric Oxide Availability"