Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology


Get Involved 

The work of the Society depends upon the commitment of its Members, who contribute freely their time, skills and expertise to the Society. 

There are lots of ways you can make a difference to kidney health through your involvement with the ANZSN:

If your time is limited, there are other ways you can be involved:

If you would like any information or assistance, please contact the ANZSN Office on

Current Opportunities 

PhD Opportunities Kidney Trials

The Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN) is seeking clinician researchers interested in undertaking a PhD in 2020 or 2021.

Current research opportunities are in the special interest areas of:

  1. Polycystic Kidney Disease
  2. Incremental Haemodialysis

In the setting of recent research funding successes, funded research higher degree scholarships are available upon enquiry.

Successful candidates will join an established network of post-graduate and early career researchers, who are provided access to support in multidisciplinary research methods, and opportunities for knowledge exchange, networking and collaboration. This infrastructure is enabled by AKTN’s collaboration with the BEAT-CKD Program 

For more information please contact:  Carmel Hawley ( or David Johnson (


PKD Australia and US PKD Foundation co-funded two-year Research Grant for a total of USD$160,000 (USD$80,000/year)

This will be awarded for research conducted in Australia, provided a suitable application is submitted by an Australian researcher. Our foundations are committed to supporting basic, translational and clinical research that will benefit patients with ARPKD and ADPKD, accepting research grant applications in the following areas:

New this year, the PKD Foundation US will be implementing a pre-application to their grant application process. Applicants must submit a pre-application in order to be considered for funding, and will be notified by October as to whether or not they are invited to submit full grant proposals. Full applications will not be accepted unless notification of invitation has been received from PKD Foundation.

Click here to read the Request for Applications.

Stay up to date with funding opportunities and register for updates.