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AUA Data Grants

The AUA is accepting letters of intent for research proposals that address key knowledge gaps and emerging research questions related to urological care delivery, workforce development and health policy.

The AUA is particularly interested in supporting population-based, data-driven, specialty generalizable studies using electronic health records, data maintained by the AUA (including population-based survey data, CMS administrative and claims data, the ABU certification file, and the AUA membership database) or other data sources already available to investigators.

The AUA Data Grants promote novel and methodologically rigorous analyses that inform policymakers, payers, the urology community, other healthcare providers and the public about key issues in urological care delivery.

Funding

Each grant will not exceed $50,000, payable in two installments. The funding aims to cover up to one year of costs related to project initiation, management, implementation and presentation (excluding salary support for the principal investigator).

The AUA will provide the full spectrum of data and statistical support needed to execute funded projects.

The first installment will be paid at the start of the grant period, which is expected to be January 1, 2015. Payment of the second installment is contingent upon the awardee making satisfactory progress and meeting reporting milestones during the first half of the grant period.

Eligibility

All AUA members are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Key Dates

Letters of Intent Submission Opens

June 1, 2014

Letters of Intent Due

July 31, 2014

Invitations to Apply Released

September 2, 2014

Full Applications Due

October 15, 2014

Application Decisions Announced

December 1, 2014

Grant Term

January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Letters of Intent Instructions

Letters of Intent (LOIs) must be submitted to dataservices@AUAnet.org by 5 p.m. EST on July 31, 2014. Please put "2015 AUA Data Grant LOI" in the email subject. The LOI should not exceed one page.

The letter must include the following information:

  1. Principal investigator information
    1. Name
    2. Position/title
    3. Applicant organization (institution)
    4. City
    5. State/province
    6. Country
    7. Professional degree/licensure
    8. AUA member ID
    9. Phone and fax
    10. Email
  2. A general description of the proposal, including
    1. Aims—What do you intend to accomplish?
    2. Impact—Why is this an important problem in urology, and how will your research potentially improve urology practice?
    3. Approach—What overall strategy and methodology will you use to accomplish your aims? What data sets do you plan to use?
    4. Funding requested—What do you estimate it will cost to carry out the project (must not exceed $50,000)?

The AUA Data Grant Review Panel will peer-review the LOIs and invite investigators with the highest priority proposals to submit full applications, with brief biographical sketches, for further consideration.

Please contact the AUA at dataservices@AUAnet.org or 410-689-4073 with any questions.

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