Who Is Eligible?
Applicants for this fellowship must be either trained urologists or research scientists who:
Applications should be compiled and submitted by the Applicant, even though the Mentor is technically considered the Principal Investigator for a Urology Care Foundation project. Each project should have only one primary Principal Investigator; however, listing co investigators is acceptable. The "researcher" is the Applicant not the Principal Investigator.
Where Can the Research Be Conducted?
All research must be conducted in an appropriate laboratory or medical facility within the boundaries of the eight sections of the AUA. The only exceptions are the Joseph Segura Scholarship in Endourology and Stone Management, which is sponsored by the Boston Scientific Corporation and the "Friends of Joe", and the Indian American Urological Association/Sakti Das, MD Research Scholar Award and the Indian American Urological Association/KaIlish Kedia, MD Research Scholar Award. All three of these awards are open to international applicants.
Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens but must have a valid Social Security number for Internal Revenue Service purposes if the research is being conducted in the United States.
Joseph Segura Scholarship in Endourology and Stone Management
For this award when offered, applications from qualified investigators at appropriate academic laboratories or facilities outside the boundaries of the eight sections of the AUA may also be eligible. To be considered for this and any scholarship award, investigators and institutions must meet Research Scholar criteria.
Indian American Urological Association
When these two awards are offiered (ndian American Urological Association/Sakti Das, MD Research Scholar Award and the Indian American Urological Association/KaOlish Kedia, MD Research Scholar Award), applications from qualified investigators at appropriate academic laboratories or facilities outside the boundaries of the eight sections of the AUA may also be eligible. To be considered for this and any scholarship award, investigators and institutions must meet Research Scholar criteria.
Applying for the Scholarship
Applicants are responsible for compiling and submitting a completed application. Each Applicant must have a Mentor. More than one Mentor per project is permitted; however, each Mentor must provide a Letter of Support and complete the required mentor sections within the Application Agreement.
The role of the Mentor is to act as the Principal Investigator for a Urology Care Foundation project. While each project should have only one primary Principal Investigator, listing co-investigators is acceptable. The Applicant is the "Researcher" and not the Principal Investigator.
Distribution of Scholarship Funds
Urology Care Foundation scholarship funds will be paid directly to the Scholar's sponsoring institution for distribution to the Scholar. The sponsoring institution is obligated to provide matching funds pursuant to the specific type of scholarship.
Scholarship stipends will be payable in two annual installments available for distribution on or about July 1 and January 1. The Urology Care Foundation does not withhold taxes from scholarship stipends (i.e., federal withholding, social security, local or state taxes, etc.).
The Urology Care Foundation awards Scholars with an annual stipend of $40,000. This stipend is provided for each applicable year with two payments, one every six months (on or about July 1 and January 1.)
The sponsoring institution for MD Scholars is required to match the Foundation's $40,000 annual salary payment to the MD Scholar. For MD Scholars, the salary stipend match is intended for salary only and cannot include fringe benefits, direct or indirect costs.
The sponsoring institution for PhD Scholars must provide $40,000 in matching support for salary and/or requisite supplies and equipment to complete the research. For PhD Scholars, the salary stipend match may include fringe benefits. Details of the sponsoring institution's plan for financial support should be provided in the application submitted by PhD Scholars.
If the institution includes travel costs as part of the support, the PhD Scholar must exhaust those funds and provide appropriate documentation of the expenditures before applying for additional travel funds from the Urology Care Foundation Scholar Travel Support Program.