The AUA and the Urology Care Foundation recognize the need to provide physician-scientists with the training, tools, and resources to succeed as independent researchers in urology. Protected time to conduct research is one of the most important needs, which is typically difficult to establish when balancing with a urology practice. To encourage physician-scientists who have shown significant promise by successfully competing for career development awards from federal and other funding sources, and promote their pursuit of additional education and training in urologic research, the Urology Care Foundation developed the Rising Stars in Urology Research Award program. It provides supplemental salary support to recipients to ensure that their protected time for research remains stable and that their salary compensation is more competitive with their non-research urology faculty peers. Salary supplements will be awarded for a period of up to five years and up to a total of $200,000, with an escalating payment each year.
The application must be focused on a research project that aligns with one or more of the research priorities described in the AUA's National Urology Research Agenda (NURA). In addition, the research project must be conducted within the boundaries of the eight sections of the AUA. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent no later than 5:00 p.m (EST) Wednesday, August 12, 2015. The letter of intent is highly recommended, but is neither required nor binding and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application.
The 2015 Rising Stars in Urology Research awards are made possible through a generous grant to the Urology Care Foundation from Astellas, Inc. and through the generous support of the Frank and Marion Hinman Urology Research Endowment Fund.
2015 Urology Care Foundation Rising Stars in Urology Research Program
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