George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Centers to support both basic and clinical research on kidney disease.  The goal of the O'Brien Kidney Research Center program is to make state-of-the art technologies and resources readily accessible to a broad spectrum of investigators pursuing studies in relevant topic areas.  The emphases for this program are fourfold: (1) to attract new scientific expertise to and develop new tools for the study of human kidney physiology and disorders in humans and in animal and other models; (2) to encourage multidisciplinary research in these areas; 3) To explore new areas with translational potential; and 4) to generate Developmental Research (DR)/Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) studies which could lead to new and innovative approaches to study kidney disease.  Information about the current George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers may be found at the following URL:

Only one application per institution is allowed. Duke has an O'Brien Kidney Research Core Center.

The competing renewal application was submitted in November 2016 with Dr. Myles Wolf listed as the PI.  The application is still in the review process



  • Letter of Intent Due Date: October 1, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): November 1, 2017

RFA-DK-17-005  Expiration Date November 2, 2017

Agency Website



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $750,000 in direct costs per year.

The project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed five years.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 1, 2017