Awards and bursaries

Some dates of awards and bursaries have been amended this year. 

  • Bursaries will open for applications in July 2021
  • The Raine Award is open to applications until 14th January 2022. The winner will present at UKKW 2022. 

Raine Award

The Raine Award was established in memory of Tony Raine, Professor of Renal Medicine at Barts, following his tragically early death in 1995. This prestigious annual award is made to a relatively junior investigator who has not reached consultant grade or senior lecturer for non-clinical scientists and who has made a significant contribution to renal research. The awardee usually makes a presentation of the work which has led up to the award at a Renal Association Conference, and will also receive a full article-processing charge waiver to publish one article in BMC Nephrology, where they are listed as an author, and their authorship fulfils ICMJE authorship criteria. The prize is valid for one year, and publication of the manuscript is subject to editorial assessment and peer-review.

Walls Bursaries

The Walls Bursaries were established in memory of the late Professor John Walls, President of the Renal Association 1995-1998, who died in 2001. Their aim is to help Association members to spend short periods (e.g. weeks or months) at other centres, generally outside the UK, to learn new laboratory techniques or gain new clinical skills.

Two bursaries are usually available each year, one for a clinician and one for a non-clinician. Applicants should have made a significant contribution to the field of Academic Nephrology and the award can only be made once to any one individual. £1,000 is awarded to help Association members to present work visit an overseas laboratory or clinical Nephrology unit (often these will be collaborating centres). 


Lockwood Award

The Lockwood Award was established in memory of the late Dr Martin Lockwood, a distinguished investigator and active member of the Renal Association, who died in 1999. These Awards are the successor to the Milne-Muehrcke award. £1,000 is awarded to help UK Kidney Association members to present work and combine this with a visit to a collaborating laboratory or clinical nephrology unit overseas.

Student Elective Bursaries

The UK Kidney Association awards 8 bursaries each year to medical students who are planning to undertake electives which include a significant renal component, either clinical or research. The 8 successful applicants will receive a bursary of £250 (each) and we require an essay of around 750 words describing your experience, and how the elective added value to your work. We would like to receive the report within 3 months of your return from the elective, please provide this in PDF format.

Applications open 1st December each year and close 6 weeks later on the 12th January.

How to apply 


NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

Available here

23rd Annual Report

Analyses about the care provided to patients at UK renal centres.

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A report on the nationwide collection of AKI warning test scores. 

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