The theme of Kidney Week 2013, which took place Nov. 5-10 in Atlanta, was Changing the Focus: Innovation and Individualization. Plenary sessions and special industry spotlight programs helped to illustrate the need for the nephrology community to move ahead with new approaches to kidney care. One avenue is through research.

Offering research opportunities to fellows
The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research has a series of development grants for fellows to help foster careers in research. Eight grant programs are available, including the John Merrill Grant in Transplantation, The NephCure Foundation research grant, the Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant in Pediatrics, and the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant.

At the 2012 conference, ASN announced a new grant program: The Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship. The program funds 10 fellows at $50,000 a year for up to two years. The research fellowship is divided up into special sponsorships:

  • The Sharon Anderson Research Fellow (annual)
  • The Joseph A. Carlucci Research Fellow (every other year)
  • Ben J. Lipps Research Fellows (5) (annually)
  • Dimitrious G. Oreopoulos Research Fellow (every other year)
  • George B. Rathmann Research Fellow (every other year)
  • Donald E. Wesson Research Fellow (annually)
  • ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Fellows (2)


Deadline to apply for these research opportunities is Dec. 13. For more information, contact grants@asn-online.orgor visit

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