Grants & Funding

RFA – OHF Research Grants

Application Deadline: December 15th 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


RFA – Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 3

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2019 Midnight EST
Of the known genetic causes of primary hyperoxaluria, PH type 3 is the most recently identified and now known to be caused by mutations in the HOGA1 gene. Although the causative gene is known, however, we still lack much basic information regarding this disease. Indeed, it is not entirely clear how mutations in this gene cause hyperoxaluria. It is not clear what the natural history is of this disorder or if there are treatment approaches that might be uniquely beneficial for PH3 over PH types 1 and 2.
To fill these gaps the OHF specifically seeks funding applications to study PH Type 3. Applications could be clinical, translational, or basic science in focus. Possible areas of study include, but are not limited to, the mechanism(s) of hyperoxaluria, novel treatment strategies and targets, novel bio markers, and new information regarding risk factors for stone formation or chronic kidney disease in PH type 3.
Funding Amount: Maximum $200,000.00 for up to two years. Indirect costs must be included in the maximum funding amount.


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



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 julieb@ohf.org for more information.

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