Pilot and Feasibility Grants

The Vanderbilt O’Brien Kidney Center funds pilot and feasibility grants for innovative kidney research ranging from basic science to human and clinical translational studies.

Past awardees from the last 20 years have had an 88% success rate of obtaining subsequent independent funding within three years of being awarded a pilot and feasibility grant. Investigators, regardless of institutional affiliation, are welcome to apply.

Please note that the application period is not currently open.


Contact the VOKC Pilot and Feasibility Grants Program:

Matthew Wilson, PhD, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension


For more information and questions, please email Jennifer Rieke, Program Manager, or call (615) 343-5400.