Fellowships, Awards & Grants

APSN Nephrology Fellowship Program

Closing Date 31st Dec 2014.

Results will be announced 30th April 2015.

Introduction and Objectives

The objective of the APSN Nephrology Fellowship program, first established in 2009, is to assist nephrologists from the Asian-Pacific region to receive clinical training in established nephrology units within the Asian-Pacific countries, as a means of improving the standard of nephrology clinical service in the Fellows home countries. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries, and those who are in the formative phase of their career

General Information

Duration and Fellowship subsistence rate:
The duration of the Fellowship is from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months. The award will be calculated based on the rate of not more than USD2300 per month according to the living standard of the region of the host unit, plus a maximum of USD500 for transportation.


1) Fellows must return to work in their home countries after their training. Fellowship awardees who failed to abide with this commitment are to return to the APSN the awarded sum plus 20%.
2) Upon completion of the Fellowship training the Fellow must submit an End-of-Training Report, according to the specified format, to the current APSN President within one month. The report must be endorsed by the unit or department Head of his/her home unit.

Eligibility Criteria

1. An applicant must be a resident in Asian-Pacific countries whose nephrology societies are member societies of the APSN.
2. The proposed host unit must be within a member country of the APSN.
3. An applicant must be an Ordinary or Life member of the APSN.
4. The age of an applicant must be between 30 and 45.

Application and Selection Procedures

Application for the Fellowship should include the following documents:
1) a completed APSN Nephrology Fellowship Application Form [see link below]
2) a plan of training (maximum of two A4 pages), prepared by the applicant and endorsed by the supervisor in the proposed host unit, highlighting how the training would benefit the recipient and his/her home unit

Please send the application to the Secretary of the APSN at the following address:

Rob Walker
Honorary Secretary
Department of Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine
University of Otago
Dunedin New Zealand
email address: rob.walker@otago.ac.nz


Download the End Of Training Report Form (.xls)



Honorary Distinguished Life Members

Kenzo Oshima

Priscilla Kincaid-Smith

Kirpal Chugh and Visith Sitprija

Oshima Award

Gavin Becker 2005

Robert Atkins 2008

Hideto Sakai 2010

Daniel Chan 2014

Kincaid Smith Award

Keng Thye Woo 2005

Kyoshi Kurokawa 2008

Kar Neng Lai 2010

Sei Sasaki 2014


Ross Bailey Lecturers

Kyoshi Kurokawa 2005

David Harris 2008

Kar Neng Lai 2010

Suhnggwon Kim 2014


ISN Global Outreach Programs


The ISN Fellowship Program provides relevant and contemporary nephrological training to physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards in the Fellows’ home countries upon their return.In 2013 the APSN linked to these programs to provide combined funding.

Please click on the ISN logo to enter the ISN website to keep up to date with these programs.


ISN Sister Renal centres


ISN Clinical Research Program


ISN Educational Ambassadors


ISN CME Program



ISN Regional specific Fellowship Programs

ISN APSN fellowship

For young physicians training in nephrology in the Asian Pacific area.

In any one year there will be a maximum of two long-term ISN-APSN fellowships (12 months) awarded. Funds may be distributed pro rata for short term fellowships to replace the long term fellowships.

Applications must be submitted to the ISN Fellowship Program using its standard documentation which includes an application form, a description of the aims and plans for the Fellowship, evidence of support from host and home mentors, and commitment of the home institution to re-employ the Fellow on return. There are two deadlines for applications each year: 15th December and 15th June.

Details for application are provided in the ISN-APSN Fellowship link above.


ISN Cross Regional Education and Exchange in Dialysis (CREED) fellowship

This fellowship is the advancement of nephrology in the developing world, more particularly in Oceania and SE Asia (OSEA).For young physicians preferably from Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos or Myanmar (although other SE Asia countries will be considered) wishing to train in any appropriate country in Oceania and SE Asia only.

ISN Hong Kong Visiting Fellowship


This Fellowship is for fellows from mainland China going to train in a pre-selected center in Hong Kong.

Three short-term fellowships will be made available each year. Each grant consists of three months of training that ISN will support with US $6,500.

Details for application are provided on the link attached.



Grants and Fellowships Successful Applicants


Successful Applicant ISN-APSN Fellowship 2014:

Vaishali More from Bei Jerbai Hospital for Children, India will be mentored by Kim Hui Yap at the National University Health System in Singapore

Please Click on Links below to download Excel Spreadsheets of Current and Previous Successful Applicants:





South Asia SRC

East Asia SRC


Clinical Research Programs

South Asia CRP

East Asia CRP


We are pleased announce that Dr. Nattachai Srisawat (Thailand) has been awarded sponsorship from the 2nd round of the 2015 Clinical Research Program. This is jointly funded by the ISN and APSN.

Dr Srisawat’s proposal was chosen by the Selection Committee of the ISN Clinical Research Program:

“A prospective multicenter observational study of AKI epidemiology in Southeast Asia” – Dr. Nattachai Srisawat (Thailand)


Educational Ambassadors


East Asia Educational Ambassadors



WCN Travel Grant Award Winners 2013

These travel grants are a collaborative award with ISN, APSN and HKSN, reflecting the close collaboration between the 3 societies to develop and support international nephrology.

Joint ISN APSN HKSN Travel Grant Recipents 2013-3