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Research Scholar Awards

MD or PhD Fellowship

Applicant Qualifications

To qualify for this fellowship, Applicants must be either trained urologists or research scientists who:

Program Requirements

Applicants must be able to commit to one year of participation to the Program. MD Applicants must be willing to spend at least 50 percent of their time on their research project. PhD Applicants must spend 100 percent of their time on their research project. Deviation from this requirement will result in discontinuation of funding. MD Applicants should clearly state how he/she would allocate the research/clinical time for the duration of the scholarship. If accepted into the Program, this research experience should prepare the Scholar to become an independent investigator capable of obtaining subsequent independent research grant support.

Sponsoring Institution

All Applicants must be sponsored by an accredited medical education/research institution or department within such an institution. The sponsoring institution should guarantee research time commitment and adequate financial support, including responsibility for the adequacy of the scientific environment, as well as laboratory equipment and supplies to perform the proposed research.

Mentor

Mentors should be established researcher/s in either a research or clinical department and have substantial experience in grant support and mentoring of research trainees. Mentors are required to make a one or two-year commitment to sponsor the Scholar. 

Scholarship Duration

All scholarships shall commence on July 1, 2015.

The award period for one-year scholarships is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
The award period for two-year scholarships is from July 1, 2015 to  June 30, 2017.

Financing

An annual salary stipend of $40,000 is paid by the Urology Care Foundation. The Urology Care Foundation salary stipend will be provided for one year with payments made every six months on or about July 1st and on or about January 1st. This salary stipend is intended for salary only and cannot be used for fringe benefits, direct or indirect costs.

In addition, the sponsoring institution for MD Scholars will be required to match the Foundation's $40,000 annual salary payment to the 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. The institution may include travel costs as part of the support, but the scholar must expend those funds and provide appropriate documentation before applying for funds from the Urology Care Foundation Scholar Travel Support Program.

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