Polycystic Kidney Disease
Research on renal injury from cyst growth that occurs in PKD.
The Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) program advances basic, translational, and clinical research relating to renal injury from cyst growth that occurs in PKD and related ciliopathies affecting the kidney. This program supports experimental approaches to evaluate the mechanisms underlying cystic diseases, including cell and molecular biology, genetics, and both mammalian and nonmammalian models of disease. The portfolio promotes functional, structural, and imaging markers and strategies for diagnosis, early detection, severity, prognosis, and outcomes.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Christine Maric-Bilkan, Ph.D. Basic Science PKD; Diabetic Kidney Disease; Kidney Centers; Sex and Gender Differences; Kidney and Urology Fellowships
- Susan R. Mendley, M.D. Clinical and Translational PKD; Kidney Pediatrics; Kidney Centers; and Chronic Kidney Disease
- Deepak Nihalani, Ph.D. Kidney Centers; Kidney HIV/AIDS; Clinical Translational Studies
Recent Funding OpportunitiesView More Recent Funding Opportunities
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Education Program on Translational Devices (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
KUH Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIDDK Partnerships with Professional Societies to Enhance Scientific Workforce Diversity and Promote Scientific Leadership (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
HEAL Initiative: Discovery of Biomarkers and Biomarker Signatures to Facilitate Clinical Trials for Pain Therapeutics (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.
Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. Visit the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review website to search for study sections.
NIDDK makes publicly supported resources, data sets, and studies available to researchers to accelerate the rate and lower the cost of new discoveries.
- Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
- NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
- NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.
Additional Research Programs
NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.Learn about NIDDK Research Training Programs
The NIDDK offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for trainees and researchers from communities underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise. These opportunities include travel and scholarship awards, research supplements, small clinical grants, high school and undergraduate programs, and a network of minority health research investigators.Learn about NIDDK Diversity Programs
NIDDK participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs support innovative research conducted by small businesses that has the potential for commercialization.Learn about NIDDK Small Business Programs
Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.Learn about Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.Learn about NIDDK Translational Research Opportunities