For Researchers

Research Funding

The Urology Care Foundation offers a portfolio of mentored research training awards intended to recruit outstanding young investigators into urology research and foster their career success. The recruitment pipeline follows the continuum of the research career-from medical students to residents to post-doctoral fellows and scientists to surgeon-scientists.
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Summer Medical Student Fellowships

This fellowship program is designed to attract outstanding medical students to urologic research by engaging them in summer research fellowships alongside world-class urologic scientists. Awardees receive $4,000 stipends to support them during a ten-week mentored research experience.

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Residency Research Awards

Residency Research Awards provide motivated and exceptional urology residents with mentored training to prepare them for careers that include urologic research. These awards provide up to $40,000 per year to conduct either six months or one year of research under the direction of an accomplished mentor. Sponsoring institutions provide matching funds and ensure that the awardee receives adequate research support.

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Research Scholar Awards

Research Scholar Awards, our premier funding opportunity in urologic research, provides $40,000 per year for one- and two-year mentored training for clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are no more than five years beyond completing a doctorate or residency, or early career investigators who are in the first five years after beginning a faculty position. Sponsoring institutions provide matching funds and ensure that the scholar receives adequate research support.

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Rising Stars in Urology Research Awards

Rising Stars Awards provide a total of up to $200,000 for up to five years of supplemental salary support to urologists who have successfully competed for career development awards from NIH or other major funding organizations. The award is intended to ensure that the salary compensation for these motivated individuals who have committed to careers in urologic research remain competitive with that of their clinical urology peers.

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Research Education

The Urology Care Foundation helps support nearly a dozen educational conferences and workshops held by the American Urological Association Office of Research every year to ensure that researchers have access to the necessary knowledge and training to improve patients' lives. These events are held at AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, Maryland and at the AUA Annual Meeting. Learn more about AUA Research Events and Conferences

Featured Researcher

Ranjith Ramasamy, MD - 2016 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Sponsored by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. Read More

 

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