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Danone Nutricia Research and the ISN have collaborated to create the Hydration for Kidney Health (H4KH) Research Initiative to stimulate the interest of established and new researchers to explore the role of hydration in kidney health.

The objectives of the ISN Hydration For Kidney Health Research Initiative are:

  • To enhance awareness and knowledge of the effects of hydration on kidney health
  • To expand the level of scientific evidence on the effects of hydration on kidney health
  • To expand research capacity by supporting young investigators focusing on prevention of chronic kidney disease
  • To engage researchers in the development of transdisciplinary research networks
  • To create sustainable momentum in supporting research in the effect of hydration and kidney health

The H4KH initiative will expand the level of scientific evidence, on the effects of hydration on kidney health, increase research capacity, develop further trans-disciplinary research networks and create sustainability for researchers.

Application to the ISN-H4KH Research Initiative is open to applicants to support the following projects:

  • ISN-H4KH Fellowship
  • New Investigator Grant
  • Hydration and Kidney Heath Grant

kidney hydrationH4KH Research Initiative Steering Committee:

- Louise Moist (Canada), Chair
- Marcello Tonelli (Canada)
- William Clark (Canada)
- Germaine Wong (Australia)
- Laurent Le Bellego, Danone Nutricia Research (France) 
- Isabelle Seksek, Danone Nutricia Research (France)

Supported by a grant from:

Danone Nutricia Research

isn h4kh logo

Danone Nutricia Research and the ISN have collaborated to create the Hydration for Kidney Health (H4KH) Research Initiative to stimulate the interest of established and new researchers to explore the role of hydration in kidney health.

The objectives of the ISN Hydration For Kidney Health Research Initiative are:

  • To enhance awareness and knowledge of the effects of hydration on kidney health
  • To expand the level of scientific evidence on the effects of hydration on kidney health
  • To expand research capacity by supporting young investigators focusing on prevention of chronic kidney disease
  • To engage researchers in the development of transdisciplinary research networks
  • To create sustainable momentum in supporting research in the effect of hydration and kidney health

The H4KH initiative will expand the level of scientific evidence, on the effects of hydration on kidney health, increase research capacity, develop further trans-disciplinary research networks and create sustainability for researchers.

Application to the ISN-H4KH Research Initiative is open to applicants to support the following projects:

  • ISN-H4KH Fellowship
  • New Investigator Grant
  • Hydration and Kidney Heath Grant

kidney hydrationH4KH Research Initiative Steering Committee:

- Louise Moist (Canada), Chair
- Marcello Tonelli (Canada)
- William Clark (Canada)
- Germaine Wong (Australia)
- Laurent Le Bellego, Danone Nutricia Research (France) 
- Isabelle Seksek, Danone Nutricia Research (France)

Supported by a grant from:

Danone Nutricia Research

ISN-H4KH Fellowship

ISN-H4KH Fellowship

• Applicant will spend 12 months of the year at Danone Nutricia Research, in Palaiseau (Paris) in France to work with the Hydration and Health Department & other scientific networks to expand the level of evidence & awareness on the impact of drinking water and kidney health

• Applicant will increase his/her knowledge and understanding on how the science of hydration could be applied in disease prevention and into public health policies

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must
• be an ISN member
• Be fluent ( written and verbal) in English
• Hold a MD, PhD or equivalent degree (having experience in clinical research)
• Have clearly demonstrated excellence during their training in kidney disease and interest in hydration for kidney health.
• Having demonstrated independent thinking and integration of the skills learned into the applicant’s future plans for research in hydration in kidney health.
• Ability to travel to and reside in Palaiseau, Paris (France), the host city, prior to applying (no visa assistance will be provided).

Guidelines

The complete ISN-H4KH Fellowship Guidelines are available to download here 

Amount

The funding of the ISN-H4KH Fellowship is 25,000€ (which corresponds to ~26,000$US will depend on the exchange rate of the date the successful ISN-H4KH Fellow is informed about the outcome of his/her application) for 12 months.

Next deadline for submissions: 1 May 2017Apply Online

 

 

 

New Investigator

New Investigator Grant

Applicants will spend up to 12 months working at the Kidney Clinical Research Unit in London, Ontario (Canada). They will gain new skills in clinical research, statistical analysis and begin work on research projects related to hydration for kidney health.

In the second year, they will complete their research project and build an infrastructure to support for further research in hydration. The research will then be presented at the World Congress of Nephrology 2017 and a paper will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants had to possess the following criteria:

  • A MD, PhD or equivalent degree,
  • Be able to travel to and reside in Canada (no visa assistance will be provided),
  • Be fluent in English and have previous experience in clinical research and statistical analysis.

The complete ISN-H4KH Grants Application Guidelines are available to download here.

Results of the 2015 New Investigator Grant

The following application was successful:

Dr. Fabiana Nerbass, from Fundação Pró-Rim, Joinville, Brazil
Project title: “Kidney health in Brazilian industrial workers exposed to heat stress and dehydration”

Next deadline for submissions: 1 October 2017

Hydration and Kidney Health

Hydration and Kidney Health Grant

Grants will be funded to researchers with expertise in and access to:
1. Reliable and valid data in an existing data base
2. Data reflective of a representative sample of the general population and or a population with chronic kidney disease
3. Demographics and comorbidities (Diabetes and hypertension)
4. Serial measure of kidney function

Eligibility criteria

• To be eligible for the Hydration and Kidney Health, applicants had to demonstrate excellence in research into kidney disease and an interest in hydration for kidney health. They had to supply a clear, concise and comprehensive description of their proposed research plan, as this would form an important part of the evaluations process.
• They must had access to reliable and valid data in an existing database as well as data that reflects a representative sample of the general population and or a population with chronic kidney disease. The data should include demographics and co-morbidities as well as serial measures of kidney function and hydration (eg; copeptin, urine volume, osmolality or fluid intake).

The complete ISN-H4KH Grants Application Guidelines are available to download here.

Results of the 2015 Hydration and Kidney Health Grant

The following application was successful:
Dr. Sofia Enhörning, from Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden
Project title: »Plasma copeptin as a predictor of, and copeptin associated loci in, cardiorenal disease – population based prospective cohort studies and a mendelian randomization approach»

Next deadline for submissions: 1 October 2017 

Contacts

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Any question? Please email us at h4kh@theisn.org

 

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