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Scholarships & Awards Committee

Simon Davies (UK)

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Simon Davies is immediate past-chairman of the ISPD. He is a consultant nephrologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and professor of Nephrology and Dialysis Medicine in the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine at Keele University. His principle research interests are in peritoneal dialysis and the evaluation of fluid status in advanced renal failure. He is responsible for the Stoke PD Study, now the largest single centre study of long-term membrane function and clinical outcomes in peritoneal dialysis patients and was one of the lead investigators of the European Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Outcome Study (EAPOS).

Other international collaborations have included studies evaluating the effects of polyglucose and low sodium solutions on fluid status in PD patients. He is Associate Editor of Peritoneal Dialysis International, subject editor (dialysis) for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.


ISPD SCHOLARSHIPS (Fellowship Program)

Applications Deadlines: 31 March and 20 September each year


The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the awareness of peritoneal dialysis by encouraging qualified individuals to extend their knowledge and expertise of peritoneal dialysis by visiting a center of excellence for up to 3 months. The Awards Committee reviews the applications with respect to merit, appropriateness, facility to be visited, the supervising physician at the facility, and geographic distribution of applicants. Preference is given to promotion of peritoneal dialysis in developing countries.

Types and Amounts of Awards

Awards are given for up to $3000 for 2 to 3 months of study. The funds are to be used to support travel and living expenses and for educational expenses during the visit to the host institution.

Awards for shorter stays will be considered if applicants have specific and defined goals and objectives that they would like to pursue as a host institution.

Application Process

Awards are given annually in 2 rounds (May and November).
The deadline for applications are 31 March and 30 September. A completed application letter must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a letter of acceptance from the institution to be visited, and a letter from the home institution director / supervisor supporting the application.

Applicants should clearly specify the duration and intent of their visit, future plans after the visit, and the amount of funding requested. Awards are for a maximum of $3000 to support 6 weeks to 3 months of study; shorter stays will be pro-rated accordingly.

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Simon Davies
Chair, ISPD Scholarship Committee

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Applications are encouraged from developing countries. ISPD members as well as non-members may apply. From developed countries, only individuals younger than 40 years of age are eligible.

Completion of Study

Each award recipient is expected to submit a brief summary of their experience within 3 months after completion of the visit and how they feel their experience will assist them on their return to their home institution and country. The report should be sent to the Chairman of the ISPD Scholarship Committee.


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