Description of Programs
The NKFMDDE research Mini-Grants are designed to support research related to all aspects of genitourinary and kidney diseases. The mini-grant award is up to $10,000. In addition, among successful mini-grant applicants, the NKFMDDE will select projects for designation in accordance with the requirements of the grant process.
- APPLICANTS: Grant applications may be submitted by anyone who holds a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, or equivalent advanced degree. Applicants may be either faculty members or trainees in an accredited post-doctoral program. A faculty sponsor is required if the applicant is in postgraduate training. Sponsors are required to sign and submit the Sponsorship Form. Applicants outside of Maryland or Delaware are not eligible for funding.
- APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: There is no page or character limit for any of your application answers or attachments.
- DEADLINE AND APPLICATION DETAILS: Applications and supporting documents must submitted in PDF format by 5:00pm on Monday, December 4, 2023.
MATERIALS SENT VIA MAIL OR FAX WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED – NO EXCEPTIONS.
- REVIEW: Based on a 4-point scale [1 (best) – 4 (least)] each of the following areas will be scored and used to evaluate the grant:
REVIEW PROCESS: Each application will be evaluated by one or two qualified reviewers and a grant review committee.
ELIGIBILITY: Members of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware are eligible to submit applications; however they may not participate in the review of their submissions.
SCIENTIFIC SESSION: Each grant awardee is required to present his/her research at the following year’s Spring Scientific Session of the NKFMDDE, which occurs each year in May.
- Significance of research question
- Originality, innovation and creativity
- Study design and evaluation methods
- Goals, expectations and likelihood of success
- General writing style and composition