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2016 ASDIN Research in Vascular Access - Research Grant
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  • To encourage and stimulate research in the broad field of dialysis vascular access
  • To provide funding to both young investigators (either fellows or those within 7 years of the end of training) and more established investigators in this field
  • To facilitate future larger research proposals built off the preliminary results from the "ASDIN Research in Vascular Access” program
  • Vascular biology as it relates to dialysis vascular access
  • Epidemiology and demographics of dialysis vascular access
  • Process of care paradigms in dialysis vascular access
  • Prevention and treatment of infections
  • Prevention and treatment of dialysis access stenosis
  • Device development
  • Identification of clinical trial end points
  • Patient safety in dialysis vascular access
  • Quality improvement in dialysis vascular access
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement
  • Other topics of interest in the broad area of hemodialysis vascular access and peritoneal dialysis access
$25,000 over a one year period

No indirect costs allowed

Funds can be used for staff and coordinator support, supplies, consultant input (statistical support for example) etc. but not for salary support of the PI
An additional second year of funding in the same amount can be requested. This renewal application will be competitively submitted and assessed in the same way as a new application

Complete online application below

Upload a Bio-Sketch
for the PI and Key Collaborators

Include a narrative that contains:

Specific Aims [Limit to 1 page]

Significance and Innovation [Limit to 1 page]

Research Strategy (with expected results and alternative approaches section) [Limit to 3 pages]

References [Limit to 1 page]

Resources and Facilities [Limit to 1 page]:
  • personnel
  • equipment
  • patient numbers if applicable
  • laboratory or clinical research space as applicable 

Please see Format Details PDF for additional information on the format of this proposal.
Applications are limited to United States applicants only.

NIH BioSketch

Proposal Format Specs


Independent 3 member committee including a chairman

Scored on:
  • Significance
  • Innovation
  • Research Environment
  • Investigator
A standard NIH scoring system will be used. Additional scoring advantage will be given to fellows and young investigators (within 7 years of the end of training).
In the event of Conflict of Interest between one or more of the applications and the members of the review panel (including the chairman) as determined by the Executive Committee. The ASDIN Executive Committee will appoint temporary members for that particular grant(s) including a temporary chair as needed.

October 30, 2015 (11:59 CST) - Last day to Submit
July 1, 2016 - Expected start date for funding
Award will be presented at the ASDIN Annual Scientific Meeting (February 19-21, 2016)

Please address all questions by email to Mary Lea Nations at

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