International Society of Nephrology offers ISN fellowship program for developing countries to receive hands-on training in advanced host institutions.
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. The ISN Fellowship Program can be availed at any ISN member host institution.
Study Subject: 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.
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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.
If applicants can answer positively all these questions, applicants are ready to proceed with their application.
-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).
-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 you be recommended by two senior nephrologists in their home country?
-Are you endorsed by the national society of nephrology in your home country? If applicants are applying from a country where there is no nephrology practice, applicants can apply for a Fellowship training only if you 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).
Nationality: Citizens of emerging countries can apply for these fellowships.
List of Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bisau, Haiti, Kenya, Korea, Dem Rep., Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kosovo, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Hungry, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Venezuela
How to Apply: Applicants can apply by online.
Supporting Material: Include these:
-The completed and duly signed application form
-A report on the training achieved signed and approved by both the Home and Host Mentors. The report should mention the progress achieved against the specific goals set at the beginning of the training.
-A description of the purpose for Extension signed or written by your Host Mentor ü A letter of approval of extension from the Host Mentor
-Proposed training plan
-A letter of acceptance from the Host Institution Director
-A letter of Approval of Extension from the Home Mentor
-A letter from the applicant’s Home Institution guaranteeing re-employment
Deadline: There are two applications rounds every year. Applicants can either submit their application before May 1st or October 1st.