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COVID-19 impact on research competitions, grants and awards

The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly and charities’ ability to raise funds has been severely impacted by social distancing restrictions to control the pandemic, and by the economic recession. This situation is forcing The Kidney Foundation of Canada to implement temporary measures to mitigate financial risks and continue operations. These mitigation strategies were developed in consultation with the Foundation’s Research Council.
 
Our priority is to honour ongoing grants and awards across the country. The Kidney Foundation remains strongly committed to research and to fulfilling all current research commitments. These are unprecedented times, and we have been required to take the measures outlined below to ensure the long-term continuity of the Foundation and its ability to fund kidney research. Our staff are working remotely and we will continue to support the research community as we collectively navigate these challenges.
 
In 2021 we will be running all three annual competitions (Kidney Health Research Grant, KRESCENT and Allied Health Kidney); however, the launch of the competitions has been pushed to 2021 and the funding start date to October 1st.

The information related to our 2021 competitions will be updated on the Current Opportunities webpage on a regular basis. 

For questions please contact Christine Marquis, Research Grants & Awards Manager at christine.marquis@kidney.ca