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Urology Care Foundation Research Awards

The American Urological Association (AUA) is committed to supporting urologic research through funding, advocacy and scholarly exchange. Through our Research Scholars Program and other funding awards, the AUA and Urology Care Foundation have been providing support to young urology researchers for 40 years in 2015!

There are currently four grant programs accepting applications:

2015 Arkansas Urologic Society Summer Medical Student Fellowship

2015 Herbert Brendler, MD Summer Medical Student Fellowship

2015 Residency Research Award

2015 Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation - Urologic Research Training Award Program

2015 Summer Medical Student Fellowships

The Urology Care Foundation, the Herbert Brendler, MD, Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program, and the Arkansas Urologic Society Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program will provide a $3,000 stipend to medical students while they conduct urology research for two months during the summer. Up to 13 stipends may be awarded in 2015.

2015 Residency Research Award

This Residency Research Award program offers $40,000 to support salary and/or requisite supplies and equipment for a period of one year while a urology resident fulfills his or her obligation for research training. Up to three awards may be awarded in 2015.

2015 Urology Care Foundation/Pfizer Mentored Research Training Awards

To encourage early career investigators to pursue academic careers in urology to begin a career in urological research at a time when many urology departments across the country are faced with budget challenges that limit research capabilities, Pfizer and the Urology Care Foundation have partnered to offer the Urology Care Foundation/Pfizer Mentored Research Training Awards. These four awards, both US-based in scope, will provide up to $40,000 per year for one year of research training under the mentorship of a senior scientist with a well-established research program. The scope of the research project must be within one of these three major domains:

  1. Assessment of clinical efficacy and safety of  anitmuscarinics in special populations and comorbidities


Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity

Cognitive function

  1. Strategies to improve clinical management and outcomes of bladder conditions and comorbidities

PRN Dosing

Approaches to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of OAB and LUTS

Exploration of new issues in OAB science (OAB progression, biomarkers, etc.)

Evaluation of patient compliance/adherence

Exploration of effect of OAB treatment on medical comorbidities (i.e. quality of life, sexual dysfunction, depression)

  1. Improving outcomes through patient education and patient/provider dialogue:

Evaluate ability of patient education to increase understanding of the basics of bladder behaviors, bladder conditions and treatment options for urinary incontinence and OAB, as well as willingness to seek treatment

Evaluate the effectiveness of self-management education to change sufferer behaviors and improve symptoms.


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