Basic application information
• ISN welcomes applications for the Mentorship program at any time during the year.
• All applicants (mentors & mentees) are to be ISN members in good-standing.
• All applications (mentors & mentees) must be accompanied by a CV.
• All mentee applications must be accompanied by an ‘Action Plan’ proposal.
• Mentors and mentees pledge to uphold regular interaction via skype/e-mail/phone/etc, and agree to provide ISN with 6-monthly progress reports.
• The Committee will only consider applications submitted via the corresponding online application platform.
What will be matched?
• Mentor’s area of expertise with mentee’s required areas of guidance (whether it be research based, or other for nephrologists under 40).
• The frequency of interactions in terms of mentee requirements and mentor availability.
• Language preferences.
Criteria and basic information for mentors
• Mentors are members of academic medical centers with expertise in research and/or clinical nephrology.
• Mentors must be able to commit to a mentorship for a period of 3 years.
• Mentors will be assigned to only one mentee (whom they can approve before acceptation). Two mentees may be assigned at a future time.
Criteria and basic information for mentees
• A mentee must be an ISN member from a low or middle income country (LMIC).
• Priority consideration will be given to those who:
1. Require specific assistance in the domain of research (such as guidance in designing/implementing research projects).
2. Have been a applicant of the ISN Clinical Research Program (within last 3 years).
3. Are under 40 years of age. These applicants will be assigned to the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) for review, unless their request is specifically related to clinical research.
4. Are a recent (within last 2 years) ISN Fellowship recipient
5. Are from an ISN Educational Ambassador’s host center
6. Are from an ISN Sister Renal Centre (SRC) emerging center