South West Thames Kidney Fund

Supporting Research into Kidney Disease and Diabetes

Funding > Research > Cure


grant review process

The grant year starts on 1st April and applications for funding, addressed to the Administrator, should arrive by the end of the first week of January. The Trustees decide on all grants annually.


Applicants should note that funds are limited and the Charity’s primary purpose is to support the South West Thames Institute for Renal Research (the Institute). The Lead Scientist of the Institute will advise the Trustees whether external applications will support the Institute’s research programme.


Applications for research grants not exceeding £25,000 will be reviewed by the Lead Scientist of the Institute. Applications exceeding £25,000 will be peer-reviewed by a member of the Fund’s Peer Review Panel who will report to the Lead Scientist. The Lead Scientist’s report to the Trustees will include the peer-reviewer’s opinion.


The members of the Peer Review Panel are Dr Jill Norman, Reader in Nephrology, Royal Free and University College Medical School; Dr Claire Sharpe, Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College London; Prof David Abraham, Professor of Rheumatology, Royal Free and University College London; and Dr Amanda Mackenzie, Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Bath.


In deciding whether to recommend a project for funding the Lead Scientist will ensure the requisites of our Research Funding Strategy are met by the applicant.