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The ISN Fellowship 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.


Download the detailed Fellowship Guidelines
If you satisfy all criteria, you can register and create your application.

Next deadline for submissions: 1 May 2017

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 your 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.

ISN is now launching the ISN Reverse Fellowship
The ISN Reverse Fellowship is for young nephrologists from well-resourced settings willing to go to a low or middle income country (LMIC) for a limited period of 12 months to train the clinical staff onsite through direct mentorship.