UKRO funds new research projects from the outset, when dollars are needed most. Our support allows scientists to gather crucial data that may lead to greater funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and eventual breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of kidney disease.
Proposals involving collaborations between institutions in Southern California are strongly encouraged, with the aim of developing a regional network of kidney research investigators. Projects are funded for the duration of one year. Awards are potentially renewable for a second year, contingent on progress.
Topics of study typically include kidney physiology and disease and hypertension. Our 2010 project grants hold great promise for identifying new targets for therapeutic treatments for chronic kidney disease.