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
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.
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:
Department of Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine
University of Otago
Dunedin New Zealand
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement of APSN Awards 2021
The APSN recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to nephrology in the Asian Pacific region. This year, the APSN Awards Committee and the APSN Executive Committee have chosen the following outstanding individuals as award recipients. They will be recognised at the APCN 2021.
The Priscilla Kincaid Smith award recognizes active clinical researchers who have made substantial contributions to the science of clinical nephrology in the Asian Pacific region. Prof David Johnson from Australia is the awardee for 2021.
The Kirpal Chugh Award recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to capacity-building in the field of nephrology, including but not limited to education, training, service development and advocacy. Prof Ghazali Ahmad from Malaysia is the awardee for 2021.
The Haiyan Wang Lecture recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to clinical or translational science and development of nephrology service and education in the Asian Pacific region. Prof Carol Pollock from Australia is the awardee for 2021 and will deliver her lecture at the APCN 2021.
Our sincere congratulations to Prof Johnson, Prof Ahmad and Prof Pollock. Please join us to celebrate their achievements during the APCN 2021.
Honorary Distinguished Life Members
Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Award
2005 Keng Thy WOO (Singapore)
2008 Kiyoshi KUROKAWA (Japan)
2010 Kar Neng LAI (Hong Kong)
2014 Sei SASAKI (Japan)
2016 Stephen HOLDSWORTH (Australia)
2020 Philip K T LI (Hong Kong)
2021 David JOHNSON (Australia)
Kenzo Oshima Award
2005 Gavin BECKER (Australia)
2008 Robert C ATKINS (Australia)
2010 Hideto SAKAI (Japan)
2014 Daniel T M CHAN (Hong Kong)
2016 K S CHUGH (India)
2018 Visith SITPRIJA (Thailand)
2020 Jeremy CHAPMAN (Australia)
Kirpal Chugh Award
2021 Ghazali AHMAD (Malaysia)
Haiyan Wang Lecturers
2018 Ming Hui ZHAO (China)
2020 Yasuhiko TOMINO (Japan)
2021 Carol POLLOCK (Australia)
Ross Bailey Lecturers
2005 Kyoshi KUROKAWA (Japan)
2008 David HARRIS (Australia)
2010 Kar Neng LAI (Hong Kong)
2014 Suhnggwon KIM (Korea)
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.
This initiative supports young (age <40y) nephrologists living and working in China who are looking for short-term training in either their home country, Hong Kong or an overseas institution led by a Chinese nephrologist and is co-funded by the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN) and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN) alongside the ISN. Applications can be submitted on the ISN Fellowship portal http://fellowship.theisn.org/.
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:
Clinical Research Programs
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)
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.
ISN Regional Training Centers
The ISN has selected 21 ISN Regional Training Centers to provide in-depth specialized training to improve patient care in different regions of the world. Their approval is for a period of 5 years (2021-2026).
These centers were selected by the ISN Core Programs Committee as institutions of excellence in low and middle-income countries to:
- Hosting fellows (ISN provides up to 12 months of financial support to fellows).
- Holding educational meetings and workshops on regionally relevant topics.
- Sharing knowledge and expertise via the ISN Educational Ambassadors or Continuing Medical Education Programs.
- Supporting emerging centers from low resource areas through the Sister Centers Programs.
- Contributing to the ISN Academy – either by developing educational materials or contributing to webinars.
- Developing and engaging in advocacy activities and collaborations with local and regional authorities.
Below is an overview of the various application deadlines for the ISN Programs.
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