How to apply for an award or bursary

How to apply for an award or bursary

Please send all applications in PDF format to the UK Kidney Association secretariat.

Late submissions will not be accepted.




Applications open                                              

Application items required                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Raine award


25 August - 30 September 2022

  • 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

Chandos lecture




Not currently seeking applications

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

24th Annual Report

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

Read the report


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

Read the report