Preparation of Application Materials
The Applicant must download an Application Agreement Form. The form must be completed in its entirety, including all necessary signatures as part of the application package. Applications must also complete the online sections of the application. Prepare the application package; it should include all documents on the Application Checklist in the stated order, including:
Application Agreement Form with all necessary signatures and grant administrator contact information.
Research Project Description (one-page limit) - Describe the background and rationale behind the proposed research project, including relevant literature citations. State the project’s aims/objectives and the approach(es) to be used to accomplish the objectives. Describe the project’s potential impact on urologic research and patient care.
Applicant’s curriculum vitae or biosketch and a statement of future career plans. The Applicant may also submit an NIH-style biosketch and attach an additional page for career plans. (four-page limit)
Letter of support for the Applicant from the Residency Program Chair (one-page limit)
Letter of support for the Applicant from the Urology Department Head (one-page limit)
Letter of support for the Applicant from the research project Mentor (two-page limit) The Mentor Letter of Support should clearly demonstrate that the Mentor is strongly supportive of both the research project and the Applicant and that the Mentor has the expertise required to provide sufficient scientific guidance and oversight for the research project and training. The Mentor 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.
Description of the research project(s) on which the Applicant will be working (two-page limit) The description should clearly state how the Applicant will allocate the research/clinical time for the duration of the award period.
Description of research facilities and environment (one-page limit)
A budget detailing the projected expenditures during the award period (one-page limit)
A current NIH-style biosketch of the Residency Program Chair (four-page limit)
A current NIH-style biosketch of the Urology Department Head (four-page limit)
A current NIH-style biosketch of the research project Mentor (four-page limit)
Application Format Instructions
Application materials should be typed in no less than 12-point font. Scan all materials in the above order into a single .pdf file. Submit the entire application package electronically.
Lay Language Statement and Photo for UrologyHealth.org and AUAnet.org
The Applicant must submit a short paragraph (3-4 sentences) lay language statement about his or her research project and a headshot photograph. The Applicant thus gives permission for the information and his/her photo to be posted under the current Urology Care Foundation-supported research at www.UrologyHealth.org and www.auanet.org and used in press releases and other promotional materials for the program. The photograph should be a clear, high quality headshot with either professional dress or a laboratory/white coat. In order to accommodate our on-line and print publishing requirements, the photograph must be taken on a high resolution setting of at least 3 megapixels. Applicants should think of this picture as an excellent quality yearbook photograph. The statement and photograph should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.