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ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship: Call for Expressions of Interest

We are now calling for expressions of interest from our early-career nephrologists and scientists as ISN-KI Editorial Fellows in 2023-2025.

Find out everything you need to know about ISN-KI Editorial Fellowships and how to apply below.

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, top-ranked, reputable nephrology journal.

Closing date for expressions of interest: December 16, 2022

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The current call includes:

  1. Early-career nephrology fellows with a record of rising trajectory in clinical and basic science nephrological research
  2. He/she will be supervised and mentored by an associate editor and/or the editor-in-chief of Kidney International and Kidney International Reports during 24 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 Fellows are expected to attend the weekly editorial meeting (maximum 90 mins) at 1 p.m. (Central European Time)


  • The individuals 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 seven years after receiving his/her doctorate, higher degree, or research/clinical Fellowship)
Expectations from ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship Awardees
  • Acknowledgement of ISN-KI Fellow designation at meetings where ISN project-related work is presented
  • Use of the ISN-KI Fellow designation on publications where appropriate
  • ISN membership renewal
  • Contribution to ISN renal news and website
  • 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 curriculum vitae with statement of relevant skills and expertise
    • A letter of intent
    • A letter of recommendation by their mentors
  • Once approved, the individual is notified that she/he has been awarded the title of “ISN-KI Editorial Fellow”, effective October 2023 – October 2025
  • Regular review and progress report is expected

Send your application

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