Kidney Health Australia has a long tradition of supporting kidney research in Australia. Since 1968 we have distributed more than $30 million towards kidney research in Australia, supporting the vital work of researchers and practitioners in the kidney field.
We are invested in research that leads the fight against kidney disease. Findings drive strategy and policy development for the advancement of kidney health.
Support of kidney research is crucial for:
Kidney Health Australia research prioritises the funding of research focused on the needs of our community. Together with our community and Research Advisory Group, we have identified three key research streams that form the basis of our current grants program:
Kidney Health Australia will prioritise research in three areas:
In line with our consumer focus, the Kidney Health Australia Research Grant Program will prioritise projects that clearly demonstrate consumer and/or community involvement or engagement at some or all stages of the research cycle. This includes:
Kidney Health Australia received strong interest for our 2021 funding round topic ‘Preventing the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease’, with twenty-one high quality applications received. While there were many worthy applications that we have been unfortunately unable to fund, we are pleased to have been able to offer funding to the top three applications and continue our ongoing support of kidney disease research by Australian researchers.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently awarded our 2021 research grants on the topic of Preventing the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).