To stimulate collaborative research, the ESPN provides scientific grants for projects with the aim of improving the treatment of children with kidney diseases in Europe. Our programme of research grants began in 2014, with 5 grants awarded to 5 teams of researchers with a total value of 72,000 € . We aim to hold an annual call for grants for a total sum of approximately 30,000 € . Successful grant applications are announced at the annual ESPN congress and researchers are invited to present their findings at the congress. All posters and publications sponsored by ESPN grants will acknowledge funding on all research output.

See the list of previous award winners here.

Corporate membership

Income from corporate membership is directed primarily to support ESPN research grants. The ESPN offers three tiers of corporate membership:


This level of corporate membership provides the name of the company announced on the call for grants and on the ESPN website.

Cost: 10,000€


This level of corporate membership provides the bronze package plus company logo and information on the company on the ESPN website.

Cost: 15,000€


This levels of corporate agreement provides silver package plus distribution of information on studies and products via ESPN mailing list of around 2,000 email addresses (subject to approval by ESPN officers).

Cost: 20,000€

Other opportunities for sponsorship

Other opportunities for industry sponsorship include:

  • Unrestricted grants for other areas of work, such as training or registry.
  • Conference travel grants for nurses/other allied health professionals.

More information

Download a copy of the corporate agreement template

Contact ESPN president or treasurer for more information.