NKF Serving Maryland & Delaware Research Grant Application Process is now OPEN!

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware (NKFMDDE) is pleased to announce our Research Application Portal OPENS tonight at 9:00pm – May 2, 2022.  Over the years, the National Kidney Foundation has invested over $100 million to support the treatment of kidney disease. Locally, the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware (NKFMDDE) has been able to distribute over $3,500,000 over the last few decades for pilot projects and for those early in their academic careers. Funding supports pilot projects focused on different areas of kidney disease (i.e., blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, urological disease, dialysis, and transplantation) that will ultimately impact improvement in the care of kidney disease patients through discovering novel mechanisms or management strategies.   

Local Types of Grants

  1. Professional Development Awards- a maximum award not to exceed $40,000
  2. Mini-Grants – awards up to $10,000 each

Locally, the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) meets to review grants annually. The MAB determines the awards that are distributed and monitors the progress of each grant. Grant applications are reviewed and scored by a committee of dedicated medical advisors.  

The grant cycle opens Monday, May 2nd at 9:00pm

The grant cycle closes June 20th at 5:00pm*

Award announcements will be made by mid-September.

Click here to access NKFMDDE’s GRANT PORTAL.

If you have questions or need assistance with the application portal please contact Pattie Dash, Executive Director, pattie.dash@kidney.org, or via cell at 410.961.1644.

*This deadline/timeframe is non-negotiable and only fully completed applications will be considered.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.


Sumeska Thavarajah, MD
Chair, NKFMDDE Research Grants