International Society of Nephrology Fellowship Program


May 01, 2016


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International Society of Nephrology Fellowship Program

Through the ISN Fellowship Programs, Fellows from emerging countries get individual and hands-on training in their selected host institutions. They return home with new skills and knowledge in basic and clinical nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, epidemiology. They improve treatment, teach and train others and become future leaders in the developing world.

Over the years, this program has also allowed nephrologists from emerging countries to train in host centers in their own regions rather than exclusively in North America, Europe or Australasia.

Application Procedure

There are two applications rounds every year. You can either submit your application before May 1st or October 1st.

Applying fellows must identify a Home Mentor (a high-level nephrologist and ISN member). He or she will help locate a suitable Host Institution and Mentor (also an ISN member) to establish a strong relationship, match interests and develop a training plan. All graduated fellows agree to submit a report at the end of their fellowship, stating the benefits and outcome of their experience. They must also try to maintain ties with the Host Institution to set up a Sister Center partnership.

Applicants will be notified on the status of their application approximately 3 months after the application deadline.


Dowload the detailed Fellowship Guidelines
If you satisfy all criteria, you can register and create your application. Next deadline for submissions is on May 1, 2016. 

Our Partners: Special Fellowships 
ISN has established partnerships with various organisations and special fellowships are available such as training on home dialysis in Toronto, pediatric nephrology, trainings in partnership with universities in the UK, or regional based fellowships (In South Asia, Asia Pacific, Latin America). Please check and click on the various logos on our right and see if you satisfy the criteria to apply to these special fellowships. 

About Fellowships
ISN Fellows receive hands-on training in advanced host institutions, allowing them to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge in basic and clinical nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and epidemiology. The training focuses on providing the exact skills and knowledge specifically required by the home institution.

The program offers two types of Fellowships:

  • Long term training (7–12 months)
  • Short term training (2–6 months)

The guiding principle of the program is that Fellows are required to return to their home countries after their training to convey knowledge and experience that they acquired during their Fellowship, thereby teaching countless young physicians and providing critical enhancement to kidney disease care in their local communities. A recent survey indicated that upon completion of training and return to their home countries, over 80% of the fellows are now in positions in local academic centers with direct impact on clinical care and teaching.

Over the past two decades, the ISN Fellowship Program has served as an effective vehicle for conveying knowledge, skills, experience and opportunities to younger renal physicians from less privileged parts of the world. Over 500 nephrologists from developing nations have received invaluable training, thanks to the Fellowship Program.

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February 01, 2016
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