The ISPD International Studies Committee exists to encourage high-quality, international research collaborations. Many problems in PD can only be answered effectively by such collaborative ventures, especially when large numbers of patients are required. The committee, which comprises a clinical research representative from each continent, undertakes to conduct peer review of research proposals, and subsequently endorsement by the society where appropriate. Studies currently endorsed are SONG-PD, IDEAL, the GLOBAL Fluid Study, the GREX research on exercise for PD patients, and the International Paediatric Peritonitis Registry. Small grants can be awarded at the discretion of the Council to help enable these projects, in the context of additional funding obtained by the researchers.

Application Process

Funding rounds open in December each year with applications closing at the start of the next year.

The call for 2021 opens in December 2021 and closes on 31 January 2022.

Those wishing to approach the committee with a research proposal are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas informally first with the chair team, Thyago Proença and Mark Lambie, by emailing at least two weeks before the end of the deadline. Full applications should also be submitted to the same email address: The committee would hope to endorse at least one project per year.

Downloadable file on how to submit your study proposal for ISPD support.