PKD-RRC Pilot and Feasibility Program


About The Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium (PKD RRC)

The goal of the PKD RRC is to accelerate discovery in the field of polycystic kidney disease by promoting innovation and resource sharing.

The PKD RRC Pilot and Feasibility Program

The PKD RRC Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) program will provide funds for a maximum of two years to eligible investigators for the development of innovative and high impact projects broadly related to the study of polycystic kidney and liver disease. Projects focusing on discovery (hypothesis-generating) and/or innovative (high-risk/high-reward) research are highly encouraged. The program will support basic, translational, and clinical research proposals. Research involving human subjects is limited to observational studies with non-invasive or minimally invasive testing. Clinical trials, as defined by the NIH (, are beyond the scope of this program. Awards are expected to prepare the applicant(s) to submit a future investigator-initiated project (e.g. NIH R01). Applicants are encouraged, but not obligated, to make use of PKD RRC resources and expertise (

Program details can be found on the Early-Stage Investigators page or the Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program Established Investigators page

If you have any questions about the PKD RRC Pilot and Feasibility Program or the application process, please contact us at

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