About the Programe
The Research Scholar Program is the flagship research program of the Urology Care Foundation. It began in 1975 to provide mentored research training awards to early-career investigators, enabling them to ignite their careers and advance urologic research. To date, the program has invested over $24 million to support over 550 Research Scholars, many of whom are now world-renowned leaders in urologic research. We invite MD (or equivalent) and PhD (or equivalent) applicants to apply for funding to support their training in urologic research. Awards are $40,000 per year for one or two years of support and require intensive involvement of one or more mentors committed to advancing the development of the Research Scholar. Research Scholar Awards require an institutional match such that the sponsoring institution must provide matching funding, guarantee protected research time, and ensure the adequacy of the scientific environment, laboratory equipment, and supplies to perform the research.
The application deadline is September 9, 2015. A Letter of Intent is due on August 12, 2015. The letter of intent is highly recommended, but is neither required nor binding and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application.
To be eligible to compete for a 2016 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Award, applicants must,
by July 1, 2015, be either:
- Urologists in accredited clinical fellowships (eligible until the end of clinical fellowship);
- Research scientists who are post-doctoral fellows within five years of completing PhD; or
- Early-career MD or PhD (or equivalent degree) investigators within the first five years of beginning
their faculty positions.
and, for both eligibility tracks:
- Be able to commit to no less than one year of performance on the award and no less than 50 percent (for MD or equivalent degree applicants) or 100 percent (for PhD or equivalent degree applicants) of their time on their research projects. Deviation from this requirement will result in disqualification for award consideration or discontinuation of funding, should an award already have been made. MD applicants should clearly state how the research/clinical time will be allocated for the duration of the award.
All applicants will be required to indicate the track to which they are applying when they begin their online application submissions.
Applicants cannot be a recipient of a previous Research Scholar Award, nor can the applicant have been
the PI or Co-PI of any major independent investigator grant (e.g., NIH R01, DoD Idea Development).
This award is not available to current residents in training. If the research is being conducted in the United States, applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens but must have valid Social Security numbers for Internal Revenue Service purposes.
Neither the Urology Care Foundation nor the AUA Office of Research discriminate as to age, race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship or national origin in the employment and promotion
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