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ISN WCN Travel Grants

WCN 2020 organizers are pleased to offer a Travel Grants Program for ISN members from Low and lower middle income countries to attend the WCN.

The travel grant includes:

1. Registration to the congress
2. Contribution to travel and accommodation costs up to a certain amount.

The payment of the travel grants will ONLY be made by bank transfer after the congress.

Key dates:

The call for Travel Grant applications will open in July 2019

  • October 14, 2019 (at midnight CET): Submission deadline. Any application received after the deadline will not be considered
  • December 9, 2019: Travel grant results announcement.

Travel grant criteria

Travel Grants are restricted to ISN members residing in low- and lower-middle-income countries (except for current ISN Fellows who are training in developed countries and Sister Renal Center representatives from supporting centers).
Priority is given to:

- Nephrologist with an abstract accepted to WCN 2020
- Young nephrologist (40 years old or younger)
- Present/past ISN Fellows and Sister Renal Center participants.

Each individual is allocated no more than three travel grants. To confirm the travel grant, successful candidates must supply a copy of their passport in due time.


The Congress will offer a contribution towards the travel and accommodation costs to Abu Dhabi based on the maximum contributions. Maximum amounts of contribution will be available as from July 2019

Important information:

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE EARLY BIRD RATE if you are submitting a travel grant application! Travel Grants results will be announced by January 3, 2019. Should your travel grant application be unsuccessful, you will still be eligible to register at the discount early bird rate.

*Please note that only the following ISN members can apply for a travel grant: ISN Full members, ISN Joint Group members, ISN Trainee.

Not an ISN Member yet?

If you are not currently an ISN member but wish to apply for a Travel Grant please join ISN via our website HERE before applying for a Travel Grant. ISN offers free and discount membership for low- and middle-income countries and young nephrologists. Please note that ISN membership does not automatically guarantee that an application for a travel grant will be accepted.

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