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ISN-KI 2021-23 Editorial Fellowship – Call for Expressions of Interest: due June 1

We are requesting Expressions of Interest from early-career nephrologists and scientists for two positions as ISN-KI Editorial Fellow in 2021-2023. ISN-KI Fellowships are non-funded positions, designed for early-career professionals and academics working in the field of nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation, and those interested in learning how to critically assess a manuscript, work as a team to evaluate the priority of manuscripts in a broader context, and manage editorial responsibilities within the context of a highly-cited, reputable specialty journal.

The current call includes:

  1. Two Early-career Editorial Fellows with a record of rising trajectory in clinical and basic science nephrological research
  2. He/she will be supervised by an associate editor and/or the editor-in-chief of Kidney International and Kidney International Reports during 18 months of their training and learn how to:
    • Handle submitted manuscripts
    • Handle revised/resubmitted manuscripts
    • Invite reviewers for a first review
    • Make the first decision
    • Make final acceptance decisions
    • Review submitted/resubmitted manuscripts

The Editorial Fellows are expected to attend the weekly editorial meeting (maximum 90 mins) at 1 p.m. CEST


  • Applicant can be from any of the ISN regions
  • Must be an ISN member of good standing
  • Must have a Ph.D. or M.D. or similar degree
  • Must have a research portfolio in clinical and/or basic nephrological research
  • Must be in the early stages of their research career (no more than 7 years after receiving his/her doctorate, higher degree, or research Fellowship)

Expectations from ISN-KI Editorial Fellow Awardees:

  • Acknowledgment of ISN-KI Fellow designation at meetings where ISN-related work is presented
  • Use of the ISN-KI Fellow designation on publications where appropriate
  • ISN Membership renewal
  • Contribution to ISN renal news/website content on value of work to self and ISN mission


  • The nomination is submitted to the KI Editorial Board of Editors
  • The KI Board of Editors will select the preferred nominees
  • The applicant must submit:
    • A short CV stating relevant skills and expertise
    • A letter of intent
    • A mentor’s letter of recommendation
  • Once approved, the individual is notified that he/she has been awarded the title of “ISN-KI Editorial Fellow,” effective October 2021 – April 2023
  • A review and progress report is expected every six months
  • Fellows will be required to contribute to the ISN Insight newsletter or other communication platforms
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