The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is accepting grant applications as part of a new research initiative focused on the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative

(KDOQI) guidelines.


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As of July 1, 2009, NKF plans to fund two new KDOQI research grants each year at the level of $150,000 annually for three years. The deadline for application submission is December 1.


“Continued KDOQI research will enable more authoritative guidance regarding appropriate tests and therapies,” said NKF President Allan J. Collins, MD. “This will lead to enhanced patient outcomes, advanced patient advocacy and validate, critique and improve the existing guidelines.”


In addition to projects that study factors affecting the implementation of the guidelines, the following topics have been identified as research needs for the new KDOQI initiative:

  • Diabetes and CKD
  • Hypertension and antihypertensive agents in CKD
  • Bone metabolism and disease in CKD
  • Evaluation, classification, and stratification of CKD

For additional information, please review the Instructions to Applicants, available online at or email [email protected]