Special Fellowships

Special Fellowships

General Information

Over recent years, the ISN Fellowship Program has expanded to allow opportunities for nephrologists from emerging countries to train in Host Centers in their own region of the world, rather than exclusively in North America, Europe, or Australasia. Such Fellowships are consistent with the overall goal of the Fellowship Program to build capacity by offering appropriate clinical and research training.

ISN-TSN Fellowship

ISN offers a special opportunity for young nephrologists from Turkey that have been awarded a training grant from the Turkish Society of Nephrology. TSN Fellows that are interested in receiving additional funding by the ISN may apply to the ISN Fellowship Program. Provided they are successful, they will receive supplementary assistance on top of their TSN training grant, as well as the title "ISN-TSN Fellow" and the regular benefits granted to ISN Fellows.

The first ISN-TSN Fellow was selected in Fellowship session 2007-2. Dr. Murat Hayri Sipahioglu from Erciyes University in Turkey will train for 12 months at the Renal Research Institute in New York under the supervision of Dr. Nathan W. Levin.


Download detailed information on the ISN-TSN Fellowship.

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ISN-Hong Kong Visiting Fellowship

ISN offers a Special Fellowship in collaboration with the Hong Kong and Chinese Societies of Nephrology. This Fellowship scheme is designed to enable Chinese Fellows to train in selected host centers in Hong Kong. Three short-term fellowships will be made available each year. Each grant consists of three months of training, which ISN will support with US$ 6,500.


Download detailed information and the list of training centers.

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ISN-John Dirks Fellowship

The ISN-John Dirks Fellowship is awarded to one candidate each year for training in the field of education.

The selected ISN-John Dirks Fellow for 2006 is Dr. Rodolfo Flores Bravo from La Paz, Bolivia, who trains for 12 months at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Bergamo, Italy under the mentorship of Dr. Giuseppe Remuzzi.

ISN-Salmasi Family Fellowship

The Salmasi Family has generously donated funds to ISN to support a yearly Fellowship for nephrologists coming from developing countries.

The selected ISN-Salmasi Family Fellow for 2008 is Dr. Ashok Pradhan Shresta from Vanasthali (Kathmandu), Nepal, who will train for 12 months at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia under the mentorship of Dr. Kathy Nicholls.