How to apply for an award or bursary

How to apply for an award or bursary

Please apply online via the links below. We use Oxford Abstracts for our awards; if you have used Oxford Abstracts before you will be able to log in with your current account details. If you have not used Oxford Abstracts before, you will need to create an account before completing your submission.

Late submissions will not be accepted.




Applications open                                              

Application items required                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Raine award


Applications open until Tuesday 31 October 2023

  • a concise letter of support from a nephrology consultant or unit head
  • a short letter explaining why the applicant considers that he/she should receive this award
  • a mini-CV (no longer than two A4 sides, highlighting relevant publications, the date the applicant joined the UK Kidney Association and current state of membership)
  • a list of presentations made at UK Kidney Association meetings

Apply here

Chandos lecture




Nominations open until Tuesday 31 October 2023

Nomination form

Final decisions will be based on:

  • range of topics over several years (balance of lab science, translational research, epidemiology, health services research etc.)
  • balance of programme for the coming UKKW programme including:
    • mix of international and national speakers
    • diversity – following the UKKA diversity policy

Osman lecture

de Wardener lecture  

Walls bursary


Not currently seeking applications

  • A mini-CV of not more than two A4 sides, with an emphasis on academic achievements including a list of key original research publications, the date the applicant joined the UK Kidney Association and current state of membership
  • Brief details of centres to be visited
  • A supporting statement by the head of the applicant’s UK department.

Lockwood award  

Medical student elective bursary  


Not currently seeking applications


The UKKA is committed to creating and sustaining a positive, fair and mutually supportive environment. We accept, respect and value people with diverse identities and backgrounds and believe our differences make us stronger and more effective in achieving our goals.  We ensure appointments are made on the recommendation of a transparent, balanced and appropriate panel, are made on the basis of merit, and encourage applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.


NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

Available here

25th Annual Report

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

Read the report

2022 UKRR AKI Report

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

Read the report