Research at PKDF
Since the Foundation’s establishment in 1982, it has invested almost $50 million in more than 1,300 research, clinical and scientific grants, awards, fellowships and scientific meetings. The Foundation’s financial commitment over the years has seen results on a local, national and even global level, including initiating funding for young investigators from around the world; supporting innovative research ideas; and providing seed funding to researchers to allow researchers world-wide to apply for larger National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants.
PKDF’s Grants and Fellowships Programs
The principal goal of our research grant program is the development of clinical interventions for the treatment of PKD. Explore available funding opportunities.
The Research Grant and Fellowship Programs will fund critical research to increase understanding of the genetic and pathological processes involved in PKD
Resources for PKD clinicians and researchers
Up to Date information about treating PKD
We partnered with UptoDate to provide medical professionals education on PKD.
PKD Outcomes Consortium
Created to facilitate clinical trial development by establishing a clear regulatory pathway to evaluate the effectiveness of potential treatments
Members of the PKD community have signed up for updates on new clinical research. Do you have a study open for enrollment?
Data resources in PKD research
By encouraging utilization of existing datasets, the Foundation hopes to bring new perspectives. Learn more here.
Explore the latest in polycystic kidney disease publications and articles from our grantees, collaborators, and other PKD experts.
See past winners or nominate your peers for the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of PKD
For patients who want to get involved in research
Sign up for a study or clinical trial in PKD
From observational studies to clinical trials, patients can help researchers unlock the secrets of PKD and find a treatment by participating in a study.
The first in the U.S., the secure and patient-powered ADPKD Registry will advance research and help us #endPKD.
Become a stakeholder reviewer
Join our panel and provide a patient/caregiver perspective in PKDF’s annual research grant review process.
PKD treatment pipeline
A direct result of Foundation funding and support, there are many treatments for PKD currently being developed in the U.S.
Getting a nephrectomy? Donate your PKD kidney to research
Our PKD tissue donation program provides patients with an avenue to contribute to the advancement of our understanding of PKD.
Last reviewed October 2020