19/09/18

September Update from Kidney Research UK

Charities join forces to improve the lives of people with diabetes and kidney disease

Kidney Research UK and Diabetes UK have pledged their commitment to tackling kidney disease and diabetes.

By bringing together leading scientists and funding vital research, the two charities hope their joint efforts can lead to a better understanding of why kidney disease develops in people with diabetes, and how to stop it.

Diabetes UK and Kidney Research UK have established Clinical Studies Groups: groups of scientists, healthcare professionals and people living with either diabetes or kidney disease, who work together to identify the most important areas of future research. To support this new partnership, these expert groups are now collaborating, to ensure that expertise across diabetes and kidney disease is put to the best use, in order to tackle research priorities and improve the lives of people with these conditions.

Kidney Research UK and Diabetes UK are open to co-funding research projects, enabling supporters’ donations to go even further, and are encouraging researchers to notify both charities in advance of applying for funding.

More information here.

Researchers conference demonstrates the broad range of work currently being funded

The charity’s 18th Fellows Day took place at Newcastle University on September 3 and 4.

The two-day conference is an annual event where researchers funded by the charity showcase their work.

As always, extremely high quality and inspiring talks were delivered by clinicians, scientists, professors, students and patients from across the renal community.

Elaine Davies, director of research operations at Kidney Research UK, said: “Fellows Day 2018 has once again been a great success thanks to the exciting, inspiring and motivational people who took part.”

Paediatric grants applications closing at the end of September

Applications for Kidney Research UK’s paediatric research grants round will close at the end of the month.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 28 September 2018. Applications are online only at www.kidneyresearchuk.org

Fellowship and PhD studentship application rounds now open

Applications are invited for Senior (non-clinical), Intermediate (formerly Post-doctoral) (non-clinical), training (clinical), Allied Health Professional (clinical) fellowship awards, and PhD Studentship (non-clinical) awards.

Further details and links to online application forms can be found here.

All applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom and both the project and employment must also take place in a UK establishment.

The closing date is 5pm on 23 November 2018. Applications are now online only and accepted through the charity’s grant website.

For further information please contact the Research Operations Team on: Tel: 01733 367848 or 01733 367857 or email: grants@kidneyresearchuk.org

Kidney Research UK are delighted to be supporting the annual AKI Frontiers meeting being held on Wednesday 10th October at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

This conference brings together investigators and experts from across the globe to discuss ongoing research and future strategies in acute kidney injury (AKI).

Further details and event registration is available here.