Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster logo

2023 Kidney Health Research Grant Competition

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The grant application may not exceed the amount of $60,000 CAN per year.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

November 2, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

November 16, 2022

Additional Dates:

  • HRS Internal LOI Deadline - September 14, 2022
  • Sponsor LOI Deadline, by 11:59 p.m. (ET) - September 28, 2022
  • HRS Internal Final Application Deadline - November 2, 2022
  • Sponsor Final Application Deadline, by 11:59 p.m. (ET) *by invitation only - November 16, 2022


The Kidney Foundation of Canada encourages and supports research across the four pillars (biomedical, clinical, health systems, & population health) to improve treatments and quality of life for people with kidney disease.

In 2019, the Kidney Foundation launched a new Strategic Research Framework (2019-2024), developed by a committee comprising 12 members of the kidney community including patient partners, basic and clinical scientists to advance the Kidney Foundation’s mission.

One of the evaluation criteria for grant applications will be its alignment with the priorities identified in this new Research Framework. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate if/how their proposal addresses one or more of these priorities in the application form (Alignment with KFOC’s research priorities). This section will be evaluated by the peer review committee and alignment with KFOC’s priorities will be included in the assessment criteria for research grant applications


  • A Nominated Principal Applicant or Principal Applicant may not apply for or hold more than one (1) Kidney Health Research Grant from The Kidney Foundation as an award. It is the responsibility of the nominated principal applicant to ensure the additional principal applicant (if applicable) is aware of this restriction.
  • Researchers who do not qualify as (Nominated) Principal Applicant at the time of application, but who expect to be so qualified by the start of the funding period, may apply. They must provide a letter, signed by the responsible official of the Institution to administer the funds, stating the Institution’s commitment to confer eligible status by the start date.

Application/Nomination Process:

The application process is comprised of two stages:

  • Letter of Intent (LOI) submission.
  • If approved, full Application submission.

Once the LOI has been reviewed, the applicant will be notified via e-mail as to whether they have been invited to submit a Full Application.


Additional Details


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.