Other Awards & Fellowships

Kidney Health Australia

Kidney Health Australia are pleased to announce that our 2021 research funding grants are now open.

Kidney Health Australia Research is offering awards to support research focused on ‘Preventing the progression of chronic kidney disease’. The grants scheme offers a once only amount up to a maximum of $50,000 and will prioritise research in the following three areas:

  • basic science

  • psychosocial

  • clinical science/population health

Consumer and community engagement

In line with its 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:

  • Consumer input into research priority setting, conception, design and conduct of research ideas and studies

  • Consumers as part of the research team

  • Consumer input in dissemination of research findings

  • Consumer and community involvement in research translation and knowledge implementation

 For further information, please visit https://kidney.org.au/research/our-research-program where you will find the guide to applicants and application form. 

 Applications are open now and will close on 5th Feb 2021. Successful applicants will be announced mid-March 2021.

 For any queries, please contact our team at [email protected]


Kidney Health Australia is pleased to inform our stakeholders interested in kidney research that The Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation has been established by Kidney Health Australia to promote kidney research to save and improve the lives of Australians with kidney disease.

A medical pioneer and an incredible and inspirational woman, Professor Kincaid-Smith, who was one of the founders of Kidney Health Australia, is best remembered for her many outstanding clinical and scientific achievements and her care for her patients. Her research significantly contributed to identifying the link between the kidneys and high blood pressure – a key public health message being conveyed to the Australian community by Kidney Health Australia today. She was the first woman to be appointed a Professor at the University of Melbourne and became President of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, the International Society of Nephrology, and the World Medical Association.

In 2015-16 the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation undertook a Delphi priority-setting survey to identify the research questions of critical importance to Australians affected by kidney disease, clinicians and researchers. The Kidney Health Australia Board and members of the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation Working Group are using the results of the Delphi survey to inform the priorities of the research agenda.

If you would like to register to receive updates about the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation, please email [email protected].

For information please contact:
Joanna Stoic (08) 8334 7500
Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.kidney.org.au

Free Information Line

Kidney Health Australia hosts a free information line for people with kidney disease.
The free call number is 1800 454 363.