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Call for Clinical Nephrology Research Proposals

JULY 2015
Call for Clinical Nephrology Research Proposals
Clinical Research Program Chair
Marcello Tonelli, Canada

Dear Colleague,

The Research and Prevention Committee promotes research and education programs in low to middle income countries while involving local nephrologists, health workers and authorities. The Committee funds small research projects to detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Next deadline for submission is in on October 1st, so get ready to apply soon!

Clinical Research & Prevention Program Chair
Marcello Tonelli, Canada

Program Contact:
Clinical Research Program Secretariat:
Christine Rugurika

What types of studies will be funded?
Clinical local research studies addressing specific local needs
Perform small clinical research projects aimed to address specific needs at the local regional/country level. Projects should be related to acute and chronic kidney disease.

Special focus on Acute Kidney Injury studies
Please note that for this round of applications, a special priority will be given to projects that focus on clinical aspects of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in low and middle income countries - especially studies on epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and treatment and this to be in line with the 0 by 25  ISN human rights initiative

What is the submission process?
1. You must be an ISN member. Not a member? Click here
2. You must read the Guidelines for applicants 
3. You must contact your Regional Coordinator before starting the application process
Applications must be approved before submission by ISN’s Regional Coordinators, who survey the activities of the prevention programs on a regional level and help applicants in the submission process. Prospective applicants must contact their ISN Regional Coordinator a minimum of 1 month before the submission deadline.
4. You must fill in the online application process that will open on 1 AUGUST

What is the evaluation process?
Proposals are evaluated by an independent and geographically representative from the ISN Selection Committee. The first three ranked projects in each round are awarded a 10,000 to 15,000 USD grant for setting up the local program.

What is the deadline for submitting applications?
There are two application rounds for submitting project proposals: deadlines are May 1 and October 1. Accepted projects are announced in August and January respectively. Don’t miss the next round on October 1st!

About Clinical Research Programs

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Salivary urea nitrogen as a diagnostic tool in Acute Kidney Injury

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“We hope to identify how the SUN dipstick is able to detect improvement or variability in kidney function.”

The Impact of creatinine standardization on the identification of patients with kidney disease in Mexico

Alfonso Cueto-Manzano, CMNO – IMSS, Guadalajara (Mexico):

“This study is designed to evaluate the accuracy of laboratories in measuring serum creatinine and establish their respective correction factor after standardization with an ideal methodology”.

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