Clinical Research

ISN Clinical Research

The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives involving nephrologists, health workers, and local authorities in low and middle-income countries.

The Program helps implement research projects to detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Program Options

The ISN Clinical Research General Program has one application round per year, on May 1. Applications are open to ISN members from low or middle-income countries.

The ISN and the Société Francophone de Néphrologie Dialyse et Transplantation (SFNDT) have joined forces to support the development of nephrology in French-speaking countries in Africa.

The ISN Scientific Writing Course consists of a series of lectures, workshops and panel discussions led by experts in the field of scientific writing. The course helps physicians and researchers from a range of backgrounds to fine-tune their writing skills.

From 2017 onwards, the ISN has organized Scientific Writing Courses (SWC) in India with the support of the ISN-ANIO Committee and the Indian Society of Nephrology.

The ISN is willing to also offer this opportunity to other regions of the world if local/regional organizations demonstrate interest. If your organization is interested in hosting the course, contact the SWC Coordinator via the contact section below.

How to Apply

Applicants must send their proposals to the relevant ISN Regional Coordinator at least one month before the final submission deadline.

Applications are reviewed by ISN staff and the ISN Clinical Research Committee.

Read the guidelines carefully here. If you fit all the criteria, register online and complete the application form.

Are you interested in applying to the ISN Clinical Research Program in French? Contact the Clinical Research Coordinator via the Contact section below.

Read the guidelines carefully here. If you fit all the criteria, apply online here. Places are limited.

Are you interested in hosting a Scientific Writing Course?

Contact the SWC Coordinator via the contact section below.

ISN works hand-in-hand with several partner organizations, encouraging intra-regional collaborations and enhancing training and education possibilities in selected fields of nephrology.

Clinical Research and Scientific Writing Course Supporters


If you would like to support ISN’s Clinical Research Programs, contact us via the contact section below.

For all inquiries on the Clinical Research Program grants, please contact the Clinical Research Coordinator at

For inquiries related to the Scientific Writing Course, please contact the Scientific Writing Course Coordinator at

The Clinical Research Program is supported by the ISN CRP Committee .

What happens on a Clinical Research Program?