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Venerable Yen Pei-National Kidney Foundation Research Fund



The Venerable Yen Pei-NKF Research Fund is available specifically for research in kidney diseases. An NKF Research Committee, helmed by Professor A. Vathsala, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Medicine, Nephrology, National University Hospital has been set up to administer the Fund to ensure good stewardship and accountability for the way the fund is spent in research.


You may also visit NKF’s website for more details and administration guidelines.



Funding Information

Capped Amount

Maximum Duration

$300, 000

3 years



Application Criteria

  1. The PI must be a Singaporean or Permanent Resident of Singapore.

2.    Every research proposal must be affiliated with an institution.

  1. PI should possess a minimum academic qualification of PhD and/or MBBS/BDS/MD.
  2. The acceptable areas of research would be clinical and translational research that are of renal or renal-related projects. If the research has relevance to the NKF activities, the proposal/s would be considered as well.



Application Procedure

Please submit the following to NUHS Research Office by 6th March 2013 – Wednesday, 12noon




·            SoM Applicants

·            1 original and 11 (double-sided) copies of duly signed application.

·            Softcopies of all attachments (in word or pdf format) to Grant_RO@nuhs.edu.sg



Kindly Note:

If the proposed study would requires biospecimen or tissue banking, please contact Dr Eng Chon Boon (chon_boon_eng@nuhs.edu.sg ) from the NUHS Tissue Repository. The tissue repository will assist in biobanking budgetary. Kindly visit  http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/tissue/Cost%20Recovery%20Schedule.pdf




Contact Us

Please contact the following staff if you have any enquiries:


Ms Clarin Ng

Tel : 6772 3723

Email : medv1085@nus.edu.sg