The 2021 Krescent Post-Doctoral Fellowships and New Investigator Award Competitions are now open!

Applications in English must be completed via the on-line application system ProposalCentral. Please allow extra time to review the system before the application deadline of February 01, 2021. To apply through this site, you will have to set up a profile, and then search for “KRESCENT” or “Kidney” and fill out the KRESCENT application.

Important dates
  • Krescent Post-Doctoral Fellowship: February 01, 2021
  • Krescent New Investigator Award: February 01, 2021

A KRESCENT program Post-Doctoral Fellowship is an “in-training” award intended for applicants with a PhD, MD or equivalent degree. The objective is to attract and foster young investigators to initiate and/or continue training in kidney research.

An awardee may not be in receipt of another major personnel award at the same time as holding the Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the KRESCENT program. However, the KRESCENT program will consider approving supplemental funding if a minor stipend has been provided from a local or provincial funding agency.

The KRESCENT program New Investigator Award is awarded to researchers (within three years of their first faculty appointment) who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training in kidney disease and provides salary support for up to three years of the faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent at a Canadian University. The purpose of this award is to support the recipient in becoming established as a fully independent investigator in the field of kidney disease.


Applicants for both Post-Doctoral Fellowship and New Investigator Award programs must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants at the time of submission of their application. Applicants must apply through a university department or affiliated institution that has been accepted as suitable for research training by the KRESCENT program.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Candidates with more than four years of post-Ph.D. training by the competition deadline are not eligible. Applicants with a MD degree must hold license in Canada and be enrolled in a program leading to certification in Canada at the time of applying for this award.

New Investigator Awards: Researchers within the first three years of their first faculty appointment (Assistant Professor level or equivalent) at the time the Award commences, who hold an MD and/or PhD. New Investigator Awards must be held at universities in Canada.

For more information regarding the KRESCENT Program, please contact Christine Marquis at