Grants & Funding

Research Grants

Application Deadline: November 1st Midnight EST

The OHF seeks to support research that will ultimately lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and a cure for Primary Hyperoxaluria and related Hyperoxaluria conditions. OHF will award up to $200,000 total cost per project after a competitive process to select the most meritorious projects.

OHF-E-Application         OHF Grant Instructions

OHF Global Registry Initiative

Application Deadline:  Open

Call for proposals to develop international collaborative patient registries and databases to identify the determinants of the clinical manifestations and prognosis of patients with primary hyperoxaluria.

As part of its wider mission to improve the understanding and treatment of primary hyperoxaluria (PH) and related calcium oxalate kidney stone diseases, the Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF) is interested in receiving proposals from scientists and clinicians that address the issue of the influence of genetic, cultural, and environmental background on the clinical manifestations and prognosis of patients with PH. To this end, financial support will be given to international collaborative projects that develop and make use of well-defined patient cohorts covering a wide range of genetic and cultural backgrounds.

Possible questions to be addressed include, but are not limited to, 1) the influence of urinary oxalate level and other urine parameters on renal outcomes, 2) the influence of dietary intake on urinary oxalate level and renal outcomes, and 3) genotype-phenotype correlations within and between PH types. In countries where no such databases exist, the OHF is willing to provide funding to help local clinicians and scientists to organize collections of PH patient information into standardized registries and databases and to make this information available for approved research projects which address the issues above. A required element of a successful response to this proposal will be a detailed data sharing plan for key data elements that are collected under this program.

Proposed timelines can be 1-2 years; however additional funds will be available for registry maintenance to sites that achieve predefined benchmarks (i.e. patient enrollment targets) in the first year. Successful proposals will benefit clinicians in treating PH patients and provide a framework for the evaluation of existing and potential new therapies.

Registry Application Instructions       Registry Bio-sketch

OHF-Rare Kidney Stone Consortium (RKSC) Pilot Project

Application Deadline: Closed

Request for Application-Pilot Projects 

Projects that explore promising or novel treatments, develop new diagnostic tests or laboratory assays, or those that identify new markers of disease activity are encouraged. Applicants can come from Consortium participant institutions or elsewhere as long as the PI collaborates in a direct and meaningful fashion with a RARE KIDNEY STONE CONSORTIUM –affiliated investigator.

At this time, funding is available for one project for a study on an oxalate-related project. The funding award for this project will be $25,000 total costs/year. Projects can be proposed for one or two years. For two year projects, the second year of funding will be contingent upon adequate progress in the first year.


New investigators and/or individuals not currently engaged in rare diseases research are especially encouraged to apply.

More Information:    RKSC_RFA_Pilots_05-15-2017

Questions? Please contact John Lieske (, David Goldfarb (, Dawn Milliner (, or Tammy Greenwood (

Rare Kidney Stone Consortium (RKSC) Career Development Fellow

Application Deadline: Closed

This program is designed to support advanced post-doctoral, junior faculty who want to become independent clinical and translational investigators in the field of kidney stone disease, or established investigators interested in redirecting their investigative focus in this area. Successful applicants will design and carry out an individually tailored program that combines a clearly defined training component with a mentored research experience that employs the resources of the RARE KIDNEY STONE CONSORTIUM or that addresses a question relevant to kidney stone disease.

At this time, funding is available for two awards. Funding for these two awards is provided by 1) NIH (maximum of $50,000 direct costs per year) and 2) a Mayo funded award (maximum of $35,000 direct costs per year). The Mayo funded award is limited to Mayo Clinic investigators.


See attached announcement for eligibility of applicants

More Information:     RKSC RFA Training Program_05-15-2017

Questions? Please contact John Lieske (, David Goldfarb (, Dawn Milliner (, or Tammy Greenwood (

Short Term Travel Grant

Application Deadline: Open

Supports postdoctoral and mid-career researchers to receive hands-on training for up to 3 months in advanced host institutions or laboratories, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards in the recipients home institution upon their return and becoming leaders in their fields.

Researchers receive hands-on training in outside laboratories, allowing them to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge of a new technique, methodology or philosophical approach that would complement their own knowledge and experience and enhance their ability to carry out high quality research compatible with the mission of the OHF. To learn more, click here.

OHF-ASN Foundation For Kidney Research
Funding For New Investigators

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The goal of the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research (ASN Foundation) Career Development Grants Program provides funding for young faculty to foster evolution to an independent research career and a successful application for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant or equivalent.

Advancing the independent careers of young investigators in bio-medical research, the OHF and ASN Foundation for Kidney Research awards these grants to applicants within seven years of initial faculty appointment. To learn more, click here.

Conference Scholarship

Application Deadline: Open

A limited number of grants will be available for young investigators to attend the International Workshop of Primary Hyperoxaluria to be held in Boston, Massachusetts in June 21-22, 2019.  Email Julie at for more information.

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