Alaska Kidney Foundation Research Award
Purpose: To provide support for an incentive to student to study kidney disease treatment and prevention.
Award Amount: The specific award amounts will be based on the actual project need but are capped at $2,000. Awards may include a student stipend(s) in addition to project costs.
Process: The awards will be distributed in a competitive proposal process administered by the College of Health's Associate Dean for Research and will be available to students at all levels: Associate, Bachelors, and Masters Degree students. Each student project will require a faculty mentor, clear project proposal and budget, and will be rigorously valuated by an interdisciplinary faculty team.
Possible Topics: The AKF Research Award will support student research projects that explore how to best achieve one or more of the following seven goals of the Alaska Kidney Foundation:
AKF recognizes that the most significant precursors to kidney disease are obesity, heat disease and diabetes. Therefore, prevention activities may focus on preventing these precursors, particularly in high-risk populations.
Examples of student research projects might include:
However, specific proposal concepts should be developed using student ingenuity and faculty guidance.
Applications/inquiries should be directed to Dr. David Driscoll, Associate Dean for Research.
Dr. David Driscoll, PhD, MPH, MA