ISN Fellowship Program for Developing Countries

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ISN Fellowship Program for Developing Countries is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

ISN Fellowship Program for Developing Countries



International Society of Nephrology is pleased to offer ISN fellowship program for developing countries. ISN fellows 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.Since its foundation, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has pursued the worldwide advancement of education, science and patient care in nephrology.



Applicants must have academic qualifications (level of training possibilities within home country and applicant’s qualifications to undertake proposed training plan) and evidence for relevance and need for this training by home institution (clinical skills of specific research techniques). Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.



Degree Level: ISN Fellows receive hands-on training in advanced host institutions.



Subject Offered: 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.



Scholarship can be taken at: The ISN Fellowship Program can be availed at any ISN member host institution.



Eligibility: 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).



Eligible Nationalities: 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



College Admission Requirement



Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have academic qualifications (level of training possibilities within home country and applicant’s qualifications to undertake proposed training plan) and Evidence for relevance and need for this training by Home institution (clinical skills of specific research techniques).



Test Requirement: No



English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.



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



Scholarship Benefit: International Society of Nephrology (ISN)



Application Procedure for ISN Fellowship Program for Developing Countries



Application Procedure: Applicants can apply by online.



Deadline: There are two applications rounds every year. Applicants can either submit their application before May 1st or October 1st.



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Degree Level:

ISN Fellowship Program for Developing Countries is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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