Request for applications: mini-sabbaticals in nephropathology
The International Society of Nephrology Renal Pathology Committee seeks applications for one mini-sabbatical for a nephropathologist from a developing country (as defined by the ISN) to provide partial support for short term in-depth study of renal pathology, by immersion in an established expert renal pathology laboratory for up to two weeks, in conjunction with attendance at a major renal pathology course (see below).
Applicants will thus have the opportunity for up to two weeks of intensive immersion immediately following either of these two courses, under the mentorship of the directors or one of the faculty of these courses, or other volunteer faculty at other institutions (see below), in their renal pathology laboratories.
Due to the limited amount of funds, with a maximum award of $2,500, additional funds should be sought from the home institution to support the mini-sabbatical.
The applicant should specify whether he/she is applying for attendance at the Columbia University Renal Pathology Course “Renal Biopsy in Medical Diseases of the Kidney” to be held in New York City July 16- July 29, 2014, or the Amsterdam Renal Pathology Course to be held June 4-6, 2014, or another major renal pathology course (see examples of offerings at http://www.nephropathology-esp.org/pages/training-courses). The applicant must arrange independently for permission from the renal pathology faculty for the immersion experience. Faculty who are willing to accept an applicant for an immersion experience include Dr. Vivette D’Agati at Columbia University and Dr. Surya Seshan at Cornell University, both in New York; Dr. Volker Nickeleit and Dr. Charles Jennette at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Dr. Lois Arend at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Carmen-Avila at University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, and Dr. Agnes Fogo at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. (Please note that these hosts cannot offer any stipend, housing or support to defray expenses.)
The applicant should submit i) a CV, ii) a letter of support from the applicant’s institution, and iii) a statement of goals and objectives for this experience, focusing on his/her current knowledge in renal pathology and what will be gained from the proposed experience.
Applications should be submitted electronically with a deadline of March 1, 2014 to email@example.com. Please address any questions to Dr. Agnes Fogo at this address.
Note: Nephrologists are not eligible for these awards. Nephropathologists from developed countries are also not eligible.