Research projects are at the heart of Kidneys for Life – the funding and support that we raise, helps this vital research continue, our grants would be considered as “Pump Priming Grants” and if you would like a further explanation and an example please follow download KFL – Pump Priming Grants Explanation.
One such grant was awarded to Professor Adrian Woolf who said “that a grant from Kidneys for Life has allowed his team to generate and grow human mini-kidneys in a dish. Adrian is a kidney consultant at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital where he runs a clinic for families with inherited kidney problems.
He told us that “With Professor Susan Kimber and her team in the University of Manchester, we have been able to take special ‘pluripotent cells’ and encourage them to form little kidneys that contain glomeruli and tubules. They look just like small human kidneys”. Using the latest stem cell technologies the team have also begun to grow mini-kidneys from a simple blood sample taken from people with inherited kidney diseases. Adrian also told us that “Kidneys for Life’s grant has been critical in getting this work started. In the future, the door is open to make new mini-kidneys that make urine and to find new treatments for potentially devastating inherited kidney diseases”
The KFL 2022 Research Grant programme has now closed – details of all the successful projects can be found below.
If you have any questions surrounding any project please do get in touch
Details for the 2023 Research Grant programme will be released in Spring 2023.
2022 KLF Research Grants
Total Funded: £45,818
2021 KLF Research Grants
Total Funded: £57,361
2019 KLF Research Grants
Total Funded: £84,756
A new device to simplify minimal invasive pyeloplasty – an update on the project can be found here.
Identifying barriers and enablers for return to work for transplant patients: a scoping study
Validation of cystatin C for GFR estimations in older patients with cystic fibrosis to describe and prevalence of CKD – Here is the final report on this project can be Accuracy of creatinine and Cystatin C eGFR versus iohexol mGFR in an older adult Cystic Fibrosis Population
Can pre-operative testing be used to predict incisional hernia formation after renal transplantation?
A longitudinal, observational pilot study of sleep chronobiology in HD recipients
Defining the molecular signature for ANCA associated vasculitis
The role of high vascular flow and vascular patterning in tissue engineered renal genesis – we have received an update on this project which can be found here Update on project -The role of high vascular flow and vascular patterning in tissue engineered renal genesis
Development of smarter Urinary sphincter – this project is currently not going ahead
2018 KLF Research Grants
Total Funded: £46,895
2017 KLF Research Grants
Total Funded: £95,283
What is the significance of shortening Acute Kidney Injury Recovery Time – “This grant has been funded by our KFL Cycle Team 2017”
A Pilot Analysis of the Changes in the Oral Microbiome Associated with Kidney Transplantation – “This grant has been funded by our KFL Cycle Team 2017”
The use of Microdialysis catheters to assay the interstitial fluid in kidney allografts immediately after transplantation– “This grant has been funded by our KFL Cycle Team 2017”
2016 KLF Research Grants
Total Funded: £143,539
Investigating integrin activation in nephrotic syndrome – “This grant has been funded by our KFL Cycle Team 2016”
Innovative molecular approaches to prevent dialysis-related peritoneal fibrosis – “This grant has been funded by our KFL Cycle Team 2016”
Cardiac Fibrosis in End Stage Renal Failure and Diabetes: Role of Simultaneous Pancreas And Kidney Transplantation (SPKT) – “This grant has been partially funded by our China Trekkers 2016”
A feasibility study into developing a care delivery model for limited rate ultrafiltration in in-centre thrice weekly haemodialysis – “This grant has been funded by our China Trekkers 2016”
An evaluation of quality and accuracy of imputed HLA Class I and II genotype assignment data generated from High Density single nucleotide polymorphism gene chips and assessing the suitability of this method as a cost effective approach for determining ‘extended HLA region’ typing of stored retrospective transplant DNA samples
Development of a North West Big Data Transplant and Renal Cloud – Proof of Principle “This grant has been funded by our KFL Cycle Team 2016”
2015 KLF Research Grants
Total Funded: £154,078
Developing a health economic model of diagnosis and management of membranous nephropathy – “This grant has been funded by the London to Paris Cycle Team 2015”
Does High Dose Haemodiafiltration alter drug kinetics compared to conventional dialysis therapy? – “This grant has been funded by the London to Paris Cycle Team 2015”
The Prevalence and Clinical Relevance of Non Human Leucocytes Antigen (Non-HLA) Antibodies in Renal Transplantation – “This grant has been funded by the London to Paris Cycle Team 2015”
The use of Epitope Panning to identify potential causative agents for EBV negative Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) – “This grant has been funded by the London to Paris Cycle Team 2015”
Understanding the interaction of genetics and environment in triggering anti-PLA2R production in membranous nephropathy in the UK BioBank Population – “This grant has been funded by the London to Paris Cycle Team 2015”
Previous Research Grants
Total Funded: £500,916
You can find a full list of our grants for research projects below: