International Society of Nephrology



International Society of Nephrology is pleased to offer ISN fellowship program for developing countries. The ISN program provides relevant and contemporary nephrology training to physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards of care in the fellows’ home countries upon their return and to help them become leaders in their fields.
Bursary Fields

Who Can Apply

At least 30 years of age? (If applicants are over 40, they may only apply for a short-term fellowship – even so over 45 years, applicants may not be successful). Applicants living and working in a developing country? (low or medium economy according to the World Bank criteria). 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. Have applicants received basic training in nephrology in their home country? Are they nominated by a Home Mentor and their Home Institution who guarantees they reemployment once training has been completed? Can applicants be recommended by two senior nephrologists in their home country? Are they endorsed by the national society of nephrology in their home country? If applicants are applying from a country where there is no nephrology practice, applicants can apply for a training only if they have governmental or institutional support to set up a nephrology program upon their return. Have applicants identified an appropriate Host Mentor and Institution with whom they have agreed on a suitable training plan? Does applicants training plan reflect the skills and knowledge that are required by their Home Institution and which they can implement on their return? Can applicants understand and communicate in the host country’s language? Are they willing to guarantee their return to their home country within three months of completing the training? (Otherwise, all funds received from ISN must be refunded). Citizens of emerging countries can apply for these fellowships.

Bursary Levels

Which Countries can Apply?

Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Closing Date

01 October 2024
Contact Details

Avenue des Arts 1-2 1210 Brussels, Belgium

Application Address

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