NephCure Kidney International and PNRC
Pediatric Glomerular Disease Accelerator Grant Program




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NephCure Kidney International (NKI) and The Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PNRC) are very pleased to announce a new collaboration to invite grant applications for both small and medium sized grants focused on Pediatric Glomerular Disease

Overview


The “NephCure Kidney International and PNRC Pediatric Glomerular Disease Accelerator Grant Program: Delivering Cures in a Decade” was born out of a desire to promote and support bench, translational, and clinical research focused on pediatric glomerular disease. This new program is intended to stimulate novel collaborative research within the pediatric nephology community that will lead to measurable evidence-based improvements in the care of children with glomerular disease.  This NephCure Kidney International-PNRC collaborative effort will create the Pediatric Glomerular Accelerator Grant Program to fund research in the years 2022-2024.

Eligibility

  • Grant applications must include investigators from at least two different institutions.   
  • Grant applications are open to Pediatric Nephrologists or Ph.D. Pediatric Nephrology Scientists with at least 50% appointments at medical or research institutions where the work will be performed. 
  • After this first year (i.e., starting in 2023), all applicant investigators will be expected to be Full Members of the PNRC prior to submission of the grant application.

Awards

  • Proposed projects may be basic science, clinical or translational research in design.
  • Total grant awards will vary as funds and needs dictate.
  • This program will fund multiple $10,000-$20,000 (Small  Awards) and $50,000-$75,000 (Medium Awards) awards each year until at least 2024.  
  • Each award can support eligible research activities that include research supplies needed to accomplish the research project, investigator research effort, staff research effort, and travel to present research results at national and/or international professional meetings. 
  • Support for equipment will not be allowed. 
  • Indirect rates will be capped at 8% and must be included in the total budget allotted for each award level.

Scientific Review Committee

The scientific review committee will be comprised of 5 reviewers, including 1 reviewer recommend by the grant funder.  The Scientific Review Committee will review applications based on criteria set forth in the RFA, and then score and rank each application.  These recommendations will then be forwarded to the Advisory Review Committee for final determinations of award funding in each year.

Advisory Review Committee

The Advisory Review Committee will be comprised of 6 members, 3 from the PNRC and 3 from NephCure Kidney International.  The purpose of the Advisory Review Committee is to assure the awardees’ proposed research adheres to the scope and purpose of the grant program.  The Advisory Review Committee will review and make final funding decisions on all applications. One member from each organization will co-chair the Advisory Review Committee. 

Award Announcements

All awardees will be announced at the Fall PNRC Members meeting each year.  After the announcement, all applicants will receive written notification of their funding status, along with reviewer comments.

Reporting

The Co-Chairs of each committee will report at least annually to their respective organizations regarding the activities of the Pediatric Glomerular Accelerator Grant Program.

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