Company: The International Society of Nephrology

Location: Worldwide

CloseDate: Interventional Nephrology Scholarships: June 1, 2024


The demand for interventional nephrology training has been steadily growing in LIC, LMIC, and UMIC, where the number of interventionalists is very limited, and patients often miss dialysis treatment because of vascular access problems. Interventional nephrology training for young nephrologists in low- or middle-income countries is rarely available. ISN offers funding for training in ISN-recognized Interventional Nephrology Training Centers.

ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholars will be trained to provide better quality of care for dialysis patients and to continue to train other healthcare professionals within their region. At the end of their training, Scholars may receive further support and guidance through the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program to ensure the successful establishment of best practices in the local setting.


The completed and duly signed application form:

• An acceptance letter from the Host Institution.
• A curriculum vitae (CV) of maximum 3 pages.
• Applicant's letter and training plan describing the goals and objectives and how the training will benefit and impact the Home country and Institution (250 words). The letter should include the candidate aspirations and at least 5 specific goals against which the success of the ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarship will be judged home and how the training will benefit your Home country and Host Institution. It should be countersigned by your Home Mentor and hospital director.
• A nomination letter from your Home Mentor guaranteeing you will implement trained skills and knowledge once training has been completed and explicitly stating adherence to the Declaration of Istanbul.
• A letter from your Home Institution guaranteeing re-employment.
• A letter by relevant local society leader describing the number of nephrologists and/or interventional nephrologists in home country, current education opportunities and how the training might impact the local nephrology standards. If there is no local society, a letter from the regional society will be fine. You can find ISN affiliated societies on our website. If you are applying from a country where there is no nephrology practice, you can apply for a Scholarship training only if you have governmental or institutional support to set up an interventional nephrology program upon your return.