Funding Opportunities

Career Development Fellowship

Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network Career Development Fellowship


The NEPTUNE Career Development program is designed to support advanced post-doctoral and junior faculty trainees, or established investigators interested in redirecting their investigative focus, who are preparing to become independent investigators in clinical and translational research in human glomerular disease.

Successful applicants will design and carry out an individually tailored program that combines a clearly defined training component with a mentored research experience that employs the resources of NEPTUNE to address a question relevant to glomerular disease.

NephCure Grant Program

NephCure Kidney International-NEPTUNE Ancillary Studies Grant Program


NephCure Kidney International (NKI) announces a research grant program to support investigator-initiated studies that employ NEPTUNE resources to advance clinical and translational research in glomerular disease. The program is open to all scientists, including those within and outside of the NEPTUNE Consortium. Proposed projects are limited to those that can be used to generate feasibility data to support advancement of promising future studies and projects to develop clinical assays, or protocols, or early phase clinical trials. NKI will provide funding of up to $150,000 direct cost per project after a competitive process to select the most meritorious project.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Letter of Intent December 10, 2021

Pilot and Feasibility Grants

George M. O'Brien Kidney Translational Core Center


The George M. O'Brien Kidney Translational Core Center at the University of Michigan invites proposals for pilot and feasibility (P&F) grants involving the pathophysiology, basicmechanisms, therapeutic approaches, translational studies and clinical outcomes of chronic kidney diseases.  The intent of this pilot program is to provide seed monies for researchers to obtain subsequent extramural funding. If funded, the proposed start date for the P&F grants will be January 1, 2021.

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