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Muthoot M.George Memorial TANKER and Kerala Kidney Research Foundation Young Investigator Award Criteria :

TANKER Foundation and Kerala Kidney Research Foundation gives award annually for the most outstanding young researcher in Nephrology in India. This award will be presented on the 25th of January at the Savera Hotel, during our Annual Fundraiser the Republic Eve Nite.

The Award

The award will carry a cash prize of Rs. 2,00,000/-, a citation and a gold medallion. The award winner's accommodation and travel by train (Second Class A/c) will be reimbursed.


  1. Age under 45 years.
  2. Primary researcher must have been a major contributor to the research work.
  3. The research must have been done in India.
  4. Co-investigators consent should be given.
  5. The research must not have been presented elsewhere.
  6. The research must be an outstanding contribution towards understanding kidney diseases, of relevance to India.

Award Selection Process:

The applicants will need to send a detailed research report - 5 copies to TANKER Foundation by post and 1 copy by e-mail ( for review by the screening committee.

The screening committee will short list the applications and forward it to the award selection jury.


  • 15th Sept - 30th Sept Announcement
  • 1st Oct - 30th Nov Research Paper Submission
  • 1st Dec - 15th Dec Screening Committee Short List
  • 15th Dec - 31st Dec Award Selection
  • 2nd Jan Announcement of Award Winner
  • 25th Jan Awards Ceremony

Jury - Award Selection:

  1. Dr. Bendt Lingholm - Sweden
  2. Dr. Dimitrios Oreopolus - Canada
  3. Dr. Saral Naicker - South Africa
  4. Dr. George T John - Vellore
  5. Dr. Raghu Kalluri - USA

We request you to send in your nominations accordingly. For further queries please call TANKER Foundation at 43090998 & 28341635 or e-mail us at