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Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program


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Fellowship EtienneThe ISN Fellowship program provides relevant and contemporary nephrology training to physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards in the Fellows' home countries upon their return and becoming leaders in their fields.

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 awards (7–12 months)
  • Short term awards (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.

Join our ISN Fellowship Alumni page CLICK HERE

Application Deadlines (changes!)

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


The Fellowship Program Committee is tasked with reviewing and assessing the applications via an objective scoring system. Several factors are taken into consideration; these range from the proposed training plan and academic qualifications to age and country scores, among others. The application to the Fellowship Program is competition based; only the candidates with the highest scores will be granted a fellowship. Candidates who are unsuccessful may apply again. The maximum amount of applications under the same host mentorship is limited to three times.

Current and Past Fellows

By way of public recognition of their achievements, CLICK HERE to download the complete list of past and current fellows.

CLICK HERE to download the most recent group of successful Fellowship applicants.


ISN Fellowship Program Committee

Chair: David Harris (Australia)
Jorge Cannata-Andia (Spain)
Juan Manuel Fernandez Cean (Uruguay)
Boucar Diouf (Senegal)
Gloria Ashuntantang (Cameroon)
Allison Eddy (USA)
Vytautas Kuzminskis (Lithuania)
Suresh Sankarasubbaiyan (India)
Zhi Hong Liu (China)

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