Travel Grants

Applications for WCN’25 travel grants are open

Travel Grants application opens: June 17, 2024

Travel Grants application deadline: September 12, 2024

Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2024

The World Congress of Nephrology 2025 (WCN’25) offers a travel grant program to ISN members residing in low and lower-middle income countries as per the World Bank income classification.

The travel grant program encourages equitable access to the congress, providing support to ISN members with limited funds to attend WCN’25.

The travel grant includes:

  1. Registration to WCN’25
  2. A contribution towards travel and accommodation to WCN’25

IMPORTANT: After applying, successful candidates will receive registration instructions. Please be aware that if you register before receiving the acceptance notification, the registration fees will not be refunded.

Travel Grant Criteria

  • Applicants must be ISN members (ISN Full Individual member, ISN Joint Group member, or ISN Trainee) residing in a low or lower-middle-income country as defined by the World Bank income classification, list can be found here.
    Exceptions: Current ISN Fellows training in higher-income countries, ISN Sister Center participants from supporting centers.
  • If you have received three previous grants to attend ISN events, you are no longer eligible to apply.
  • Priority is given to:
    • Members presenting an approved abstract at WCN’25
    • Members of 40 years and younger (born in 1984 and after)
    • Past and present participants of the Regional Training Center, Sister Center, ISN Fellows, Clinical Research Programs, and those enrolled in the ISN Mentorship Program

Are you submitting an abstract to WCN’25? If so please submit your abstract before finalizing your travel grant application so you can add in your abstract number during the application process.

Not an ISN member yet?

If you want to apply for a travel grant but are not yet an ISN member, you can become/renew your ISN membership for 2024 herenow at 50% off using promo code 50ISN24.

The ISN is committed to equitable access, offering different membership options with adapted fees based on the country’s income category.

Check the different membership categories or contact the membership team at for more information.

Please note that an ISN membership does not automatically guarantee acceptance for a travel grant application.

Contribution Per ISN Region (only for Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries as per the list of ISN regions)

Africa & North America  $ 1,510
Western/Central/Eastern Europe & Australia/New Zealand, Central America & Oceania  $ 1,260
Middle East, NIS & Russia & North/East Asia  $ 1,010
South/Southeast Asia  $ 860
South America  $ 3,010


Please be aware that reimbursement can only be made by bank transfer after WCN’25 and after timely submission of documents. It is the responsibility of the grant recipient to book travel and accommodation. Grant recipients are encouraged to make arrangements immediately upon notification of acceptance and to not leave these to the last minute.

Download the list of countries in each region.