KFOC: Kidney Health Research Grant 2020 (previously Biomedical Research Grant)


Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC)

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the program's websites for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The Kidney Foundation of Canada has established a national goal of encouraging and supporting research that may further the current knowledge pertaining to the kidney or improve health in areas relevant to the Vision and Mission of The Kidney Foundation.

The intent of the KFOC is to fund the best kidney research conducted at Canadian universities or other recognized Canadian academic institutions (for more information, please see the CIHR list of eligible institutions: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36374.html ). The KFOC will, therefore, allow as many qualified researchers in Canada as possible to compete for its grants and will accept applications from Principal Applicants from various communities and sectors. 

The Kidney Health Research Grant Policies 2020 Competition supersede all previous Kidney Foundation of Canada Biomedical Research Grant Policies. Applicants should always refer to the latest version


The KFOC defines a Nominated Principal Applicant as an individual who:

  • will be responsible for the direction of the proposed activities; and
  • will assume the administrative and financial responsibility for the grant or award; and
  • will receive all related correspondence from the KFOC.
  • is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident (e.g. a person who has been granted admission to Canada as an immigrant) who is an independent researcher. 

Note: A Nominated Principal Applicant or Principal Applicant may not apply for or hold more than one (1) Kidney Health Research Grant per year from The Kidney Foundation as an award. 

The KFOC defines a Principal Applicant as an individual who shares responsibility for the direction of the proposed activities. 

Both the Nominated Principal Applicant and Principal Applicant hold a research appointment, usually an employment relationship, with an eligible institution.

Maximum Project Value

Maximum $60,000/year

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1, 2 or 3 year grants are available


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Mandatory Registration: Registrations must be submitted by applicants using proposalCentral.

Internal Deadline

Application: Applicant to submit a copy of application and signed signature page along with complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Application: Full applications (including all addenda and signatures) must be submitted by applicants using proposalCentral.  

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

Elisabeth Fowler, MBA
National Director of Research
Telephone: (613) 793-1299
E-mail: elisabeth.fowler@kidney.ca

For further information on application submissions, please contact:

Christine Marquis
Associate, Research Grants and Awards
Telephone: (514) 369–4806, ext. 232
E-mail: christine.marquis@kidney.ca

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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