KRESCENT 2020 Post-Doctoral Fellowships and New Investigator Award Programs


The Kidney Foundation of Canada

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

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


A KRESCENT program Post-Doctoral Fellowship is an “in-training” award intended for applicants with a PhD, MD or equivalent degree. The objective is to attract and foster young investigators to initiate and/or continue training in kidney research.

An awardee may not be in receipt of another major personnel award at the same time as holding the Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the KRESCENT program. However, the KRESCENT program will consider approving supplemental funding if a minor stipend has been provided from a local or provincial funding agency.

The KRESCENT program New Investigator Award is awarded to individuals who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training in kidney disease. The Award provides salary support for up to three years of the faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or its equivalent at a Canadian University.

The purpose of this award is to assist such an individual to become established as a fully independent investigator in the field of kidney disease. 


Applicants for both Post-Doctoral Fellowship and New Investigator Award programs must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants at the time of submission of their application.
Awards for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship are tenable under the supervision of investigators holding an academic appointment and in areas of investigation where it is clear that the research has direct relevance to kidney disease.  The training program must include involvement in actual research, and not only courses in research methods.  Applicants enrolled in programs oriented primarily toward professional specialty training are normally ineligible for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Each application is considered to be a joint submission by the applicant and the proposed supervisor.  The research plan should be written in full consultation and agreement between the supervisor and the applicant.

At the time of commencement of the New Investigator Award no more than three years may have passed since the date of the first faculty appointment.  Candidates must hold an appointment at a Canadian university at Assistant Professor level or equivalent.  Candidates must have a MD, PhD or equivalent degree.

Applications in clinical research will be considered only if it is clear from the application that at least 80% of the applicant’s time and effort will be devoted to the research project(s).

Maximum Project Value

Post-Doctoral Fellowship -  The annual stipend is $ 65,000 (MD or equivalent degree) or $ 55,000 (Ph.D. without a MD or equivalent degree) without benefits. Successful applicants are expected to organize their own benefits with the host institution.

Stipends are valued in Canadian dollars and are taxable. It is expected that 50% of the award will be contributed by the KRESCENT Program and 50% will be contributed by the host institution.

New Investigator Award -  The annual stipend is $70,000 (MD or equivalent degree) or $65,000 (Ph.D. without a MD or equivalent degree) without benefits.

Stipends are valued in Canadian dollars and are taxable. It is expected that 50% of the award will be contributed by the KRESCENT Program and 50% by the host institution.


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application and a complete OR5 form to:

Internal Deadline

Applicant: Applications in English must be completed via the on-line application system proposalCENTRALPlease allow extra time to review the system before the application deadline of February 01, 2020.

To apply through this site, you will have to set up a profile, and then search for “KRESCENT” or “Kidney” and fill out the KRESCENT application. The application guidelines for the 2020 KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships and New Investigator Programs are available on the KRESCENT website and on the proposalCENTRAL website.

Please note:  the French version of the on-line application system is not available at this time.  To apply in French, all forms and guidelines for the 2020 competition can be found on the Krescent website.

For Questions, please contact

For information on the KRESCENT program, please contact:

Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine
National Director of Research
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Tel.: (514) 369-4806, ext. 239

For further information on application submissions, please contact:

Christine Marquis
Research Grants and Awards Manager
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Telephone: (514) 369-4806, ext. 232

Office of Research

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

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