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 Online Scientific Writing Course 2021 is cohosted by Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología e Hipertensión (SLANH) in the Latin America region.

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 Writing Course 2021 will be run during 4 consecutive Saturdays:

  • 8, 15, 22 and 29 May
  • 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM GMT -3
  • 2,5-hour live session each Saturday

A strong and reliable internet connection and functioning devices (computer/laptop, webcam) are required to participate in this course.

Places are limited.

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.

Read the guidelines carefully here. If you fit all the criteria, apply online here. Deadline to apply is March 31 2021. Places are limited.

The applications received will be reviewed and scored by the Clinical Research Committee who will make final decisions on eligibility as required.

For any inquiries, 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?