ISN Mentorship Program

The ISN Mentorship Program aims to foster expertise-sharing and expertise-building relationships in the field of nephrology. Through this program, ISN members connect with the ISN global community and build mutual learning partnerships raising understanding of the global nature of kidney health and care and the various contexts in which they occur. Mentees can work on their specific professional goals together with a mentor, while Mentors can develop their coaching and leadership skills.

Key Principles:

  • Open to all active ISN Members and Associate Members in due standing from all regions (including HIC);
  • Mentorship provided on areas as varied as clinical nephrology, renal pathology, research methodology, prevention, career development, and soft skills;
  • Priority consideration for relationships within the same region (unless not relevant).

Online application process:

We recommend that you read the guidelines carefully. Once you are ready, ISN welcomes applications from both mentors and mentees via this online application platform.

  • Mentors can apply all year long.
  • For mentees, 2 rounds of applications each year: 1 September and 1 March

Reviewing and matching process:

  • Applications are reviewed by the ISN staff and the ISN Mentorship Advisory Group.
  • If no suitable match is readily available, the applicant will remain active in our program until the time that a match can be made with a suitable partner.
The Mentorship Program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Janssen.
If you would like to support ISN Mentorship Program, contact us via the contact section below. 

For all inquiries on the ISN Mentorship Program, please contact the Mentorship Program coordinator at

The Mentorship Program is supported by the ISN Mentorship Advisory Group.

What happens on a Mentorship Program?