Clinical Scientist in Nephrology (CSN) Program

Fellowships to USA Scientists for Medical
Research to Improve Clinical Care in Nephrology

GrantWatch ID#: 159588
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American Kidney Fund (AKF)


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Fellowships of up to $80,000 per year for up to two years to USA clinical scientists to support nephrology research and improve health care services for kidney patients. Fellows will receive training in medical skills while conducting prevention and outcomes research that will be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Successful candidates will identify an area of knowledge broadly applicable to Clinical Nephrology in which they will develop expertise and conduct research resulting in publication. Such areas of study will be primarily in the non-biological sciences and will include disciplines in public health and preventive medicine, in the humanities, and in the social and behavioral sciences. Examples are Ethics, Health Services, Health Policy and Administration, Medical Decision Science, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Economics, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Sociology. AKF will give special consideration to projects relating to clinical ethics, quality of care and quality of life. We encourage the exploration of new fields of study that bear on the improvement of clinical care in nephrology.

The maximum level of funding is $80,000 per year, plus up to $50,000 for fringe benefits.

Funding will begin July 1, 2017, and go through June 30, 2018. Fellowships have a maximum duration of two years.

Acceptable candidates for Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program are individuals who:
- Have completed a residency in Internal Medicine or Pediatric Medicine
- Are qualified to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine or Pediatric Medicine
- Are in the process of completing or have completed at least one year of training in Clinical Nephrology in an accredited U.S. program
- Can demonstrate an aptitude for and a commitment to developing special expertise in an area of knowledge applicable to Clinical Nephrology
- Intend to pursue a professional career with emphasis on the provision of care to patients with kidney disease, preferably within the confines of an academic medical center where they will be exposed to continued learning and teaching
- Can secure the support of their training program in the pursuit of these goals

Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellowships are not intended as a fellowship-to-faculty transitional award. Preference will be given to applicants in their first or second year of fellowship. If you have already completed 3 or more years of a nephrology fellowship, please contact the AKF to clarify your eligibility prior to applying. Faculty members or individuals who will be receiving other funding are not eligible.

The American Kidney Fund will not provide support for institutional overhead expenses, patient care costs, excessive lab expenses and will typically not fund expenditures for technical or clerical personnel.

To apply, download the attached application form.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ruth Flores

Education Department
American Kidney Fund
11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852

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