Criteria for Review
For the Applicant
The Applicant's achievements (as reflected by awards, honors, previous funding, etc.) should indicate his or her potential for success as a urology researcher.
The Applicant's stated career goals, and the letters of recommendation should provide indications of his or her commitment to pursuing urology disease research throughout his or her career.
For the Mentor/s
The Mentor/s Letter of Support should emphasize the Applicant's potential for an independent career in urology research and include a realistic time frame for the Applicant's career path.
It should be very clear that the Mentor is strongly supportive of both the research project and the Applicant. Mentor/s should have the required expertise to provide sufficient scientific guidance and oversight and already should be an independent investigator with a track record of success in research publication, grant funding and development of trainees who have achieved academic success.
Mentor/s may assist with and reviewing the application, however, the Applicant should prepare and submit their own application package. The Mentor/s are required to state their involvement in the application process on the Application Agreement Form.
For the Research Proposal
The Research Proposal should provide the Scholar with a rigorous and meaningful research training experience.
Other than choosing a one-year or two-year award, Applicants cannot designate the award for which they are applying (Segura, Krane, AUA Section Award, etc.). All applications will be reviewed, scored, and ranked by a peer review panel of experts. From the pool of proposals deemed fundable, appropriate funding sources will then be matched. Proposals for research that will be conducted outside of the boundaries of the AUA sections will be considered only for the Joseph Segura Research Scholar Award in Endourology and Stone Management, the Indian American Urological Association/Sakti Das, MD Research Scholar Award, and the Indian American Urological Association/Kailish Kedia, MD Research Scholar Award.
Awardees will be notified of funding decisions in writing. An initial communication will advise Applicants if his/her proposal will be funded. Regardless of funding status, Applicant’s will be provided with a summary statement of his/her grant review. Please note that results will not be given over the phone.