Awards and bursaries

Due to COVID-19, no bursaries were awarded in 2021.
Named lectures will be rolled over to UK Kidney Week 2021

Raine Award

The Raine Award was established in memory of Tony Raine, Professor of Renal Medicine at Barts, following his tragically early death in 1995. This prestigious annual award is made to a relatively junior investigator who has not reached consultant grade or senior lecturer for non-clinical scientists and who has made a significant contribution to renal research. The awardee usually makes a presentation of the work which has led up to the award at a Renal Association Conference, and will also receive a full article-processing charge waiver to publish one article in BMC Nephrology, where they are listed as an author, and their authorship fulfils ICMJE authorship criteria. The prize is valid for one year, and publication of the manuscript is subject to editorial assessment and peer-review.

Walls Bursaries

These bursaries were established in memory of the late Professor John Walls, President of the Renal Association 1995-1998, who died in 2001. Their aim is to help Renal Association members to spend short periods (e.g. weeks or months) at other centres, generally outside the UK, to learn new laboratory techniques or gain new clinical skills.

Two bursaries are usually available each year, one for a clinician and one for a non-clinician. Applicants should have made a significant contribution to the field of Academic Nephrology and the award can only be made once to any one individual. £1,000 is awarded to help Renal Association members to present work visit an overseas laboratory or clinical Nephrology unit (often these will be collaborating centres). Previous winners can be viewed here. 

Submissions may be made between May 1st and August 31st each year. Decisions will usually be made by the end of September. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Lockwood Award

These were established in memory of the late Dr Martin Lockwood, a distinguished investigator and active member of the Renal Association, who died in 1999. They are the successor to the Milne-Muehrcke award. £1,000 is awarded to help Renal Association members to present work and combine this with a visit to a collaborating laboratory or clinical nephrology unit overseas.

Submissions may be made between May 1st and August 31st each year. Decisions will usually be made by the end of September. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Previous winners can be viewed here. 

Student Elective Bursaries

The Renal Association awards 8 bursaries each year to medical students who are planning to undertake electives which include a significant renal component, either clinical or research. The 8 successful applicants will receive a bursary of £250 (each) and we require an essay of around 750 words describing your experience, and how the elective added value to your work. We would like to receive the report within 3 months of your return from the elective, please provide this in PDF format.

Applications open 1st December each year and close 6 weeks later on the 12th January.

How to apply 

Guidelines

NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

Available here

22nd Annual Report

Analyses about care provided to patients at UK renal centres.

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UKRR AKI Report

A report on the nationwide collection of AKI warning test scores. 

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