Clinical Research

ISN Clinical Research

The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives involving nephrologists, health workers, and local authorities in lower, lower-middle, and upper-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 lower, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries according to World Bank classification.

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 Online Scientific Writing Course cohosted by Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología e Hipertensión (SLANH) in the Latin America region is holding its second edition in May 2022.

This online course is given by experts in the field of scientific writing to help physicians and researchers improve their scientific writing skills, so they achieve the skills needed to publish their research work.

The ISN Online Scientific Writing Course 2022 is running during 4 consecutive Saturdays of May:

  • 7, 14, 21 and 28 May
  • 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM GMT -3
  • 2,5-hour live session each Saturday

How to Apply

Applicants must send their proposals to the relevant ISN Regional Coordinator at least one month before the final submission deadline (by April 1).

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

Read the guidelines and FAQs carefully. If you fit all the criteria, register online and complete the application form by May 1.

Are you interested in applying to the ISN Clinical Research Program in French? Contact the Clinical Research Coordinator before March 1 via the Contact section below.

This course is ongoing and is not currently accepting applications.

The course was open to ISN members from the region who:

  • Speak and write English fluently
  • Are under 40 years old
  • Work predominantly in clinical research (i.e., health research requiring approval from a human ethics board)
  • Have prior experience in basic research in a low and/or middle-income country (as per World Bank status)
  • Can initiate research and conduct research
  • Have manuscript(s) published in a peer-reviewed journal, or have other indicators of high potential in clinical research
  • Demonstrate motivation to improve their scientific writing skills.

The guidelines for the ongoing course can be found here.

For any inquiries about this course, please 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 or request examples of successful applications, 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?