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Call for Clinical Research & Prevention Proposals

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.

 What areas of research are eligible?

Three types of studies are funded under the Research & Prevention program: 

Screening and intervention studies
These studies identify individuals at high risk for or with chronic kidney disease by screening programs. These studies should be complemented by activation of follow-up programs of these patients through medical management including health education, lifestyle modification and pharmacological treatment in order to reduce end stage kidney and cardiovascular disease and mortality.

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

There are two application rounds for submitting project proposals: deadlines are April 1 and October 1.

Accepted projects are announced in August and January respectively.
 Applications must be approved before submission by ISN’s Regional Coordinators, who survey the activities of the prevention programs on a regional level. They help applicants to prepare their applications before submission. Prospective applicants must contact their ISN Regional Coordinator a minimum of 1 month before the submission deadline. 

For a list of Regional Coordinators, visit KHDC guidelines: 

Proposals are evaluated by an independent and geographically representative 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. 

For a list of previously funded projects, please visit:

Clinical Research & Prevention Program Chair:

Marcello Tonelli, Canada

R&P Secretariat :

Christine Rugurika, Belgium