Grants of $75,000 to USA researchers, healthcare professionals, and teams affiliated with qualified institutions to address health equity. Funding is intended for projects that will improve health equity at a community level. Eligible uses of funding include salaries, benefits, equipment, supplies, publications, consortium costs, contract services, and travel expenses. The application must seek to improve access to kidney care, kidney disease management, and patient outcomes.
NKF seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity related to kidney health at a community level. If successful, projects would have a measurable impact in preventing, reducing, or eliminating kidney health disparities and advancing health equity in local communities or populations at risk for and overburdened with kidney diseases. Ideas can include, but are not limited to, addressing solutions to any of the following areas of focus:
Access to kidney care
Gaps in education, understanding, and/or awareness of kidney disease
Access to kidney transplantation
Improving rates of home dialysis utilization
Quality of life of people living with kidney disease
Screening and identification of kidney disease
Other approaches that address social determinants of health and health disparities among people with kidney disease
Open to all healthcare professionals, researchers, and multidisciplinary teams affiliated with any health system, academic medical center, FQHC, or any other health care organization in the U.S. serving people with kidney disease.
Funding is available to individuals (at any stages of their career) or companies, as long as there is no budgetary overlap with other research support.
Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted electronically on or before Monday, February 12, 2024.
Applications received after this date will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed by an NKF panel, using outside reviewers who are experts in public health and advance health equity. Successful applicants will be notified in Spring, 2024 and funds will be made available to them effective July 1, 2024.
A minimum of 25 percent time on this project should be committed during the term of support.
Funds provided by a Kidney Health Equity Community Engagement Award will be administered by the appropriate fiscal department of the investigator's institution.
Estimated Size of Grant
Term of Contract
Award begins: July 1, 2024
Application period: 1 year grant with the opportunity to apply for a 2nd year