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Urology Care Foundation Awards

Humanitarian Grant Program

The Urology Care Foundation Humanitarian Grant Program supports the outstanding efforts of individuals and projects that provide direct urologic patient care to individuals and communities in underserved areas, either within or outside the United States. Consideration is given to the nature and scope of contributions; frequency and duration of involvement; positive changes and results for communities, facilities and programs; as well as contributions toward sustainability.

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Humanitarian Recognition Program

The Urology Care Foundation Humanitarian Recognition Award acknowledges an individual for demonstrated commitment to improving access to quality urologic health care in underserved populations. This award will be bestowed upon an individual who exemplifies this spirit of philanthropy as evidenced by prior humanitarian work.

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Leadership in Education, Achievement and Diversity (LEAD) Program

Supported by the Urology Care Foundation and Urovant Sciences, the new Leadership in Education, Achievement and Diversity (LEAD) Program will support three urology residents, per year, from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in urologic research.

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Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award

Each year, a one- and two-year Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar are chosen to receive the Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award based on the quality and potential impact of their studies, overall research productivity and publications generated during the award period, and the Scholars’ potential as a future research leader.

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Physician Scientist Residency Training Award

The Physician Scientist Residency Training Award (PSRTA) is the newest addition to the Urology Care Foundation’s mentored grants portfolio and was made possible thanks to an endowed partnership with Dornier MedTech. A program relatively rare in the field of urology but common in other medical and surgical fields, this award supports a three-year research training program embedded within urology residency. The focus of this program is to prepare young surgeon scientists to become successful research leaders and make impactful discoveries for their patients.

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Research Scholar Award

The AUA offers a portfolio of mentored research training awards to recruit outstanding young investigators into urologic research and foster their career success.

The Research Scholar Program, our premier funding opportunity, provides $40,000 per year for one- and two-year mentored training.

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Residency Research Award

Urology Care Foundation Residency Research Awards help provide urology residents with research training to enable them to build momentum toward a career that includes research. After more than ten years as a successful program to support surgeon-scientist training, the program has been restructured to increase support for a wider community of residents interested in pursuing urologic research.

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Rising Stars in Urology Research Awards

The Rising Stars in Urology Research Award program provides up to five years of supplemental salary support to urologists who have successfully competed for career development awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other major funding organizations. These awards ensure that the salary compensation for those committed to careers in urologic research remain competitive with that of their clinical urology peers.

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Urology Care Foundation Distinguished Mentor Award

This award recognizes urologic researchers and physician scientists who have an outstanding track record of fostering the next generation of urologic research leaders by continually providing an excellent training environment and guidance to early-career investigators funded by the Urology Care Foundation. Recipients of this award are nominated by their peers and selected by the AUA Research Council and Committees.

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Urology Care Foundation Distinguished Scholar Alumnus Award

This award honors former Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars who have achieved a substantial body of impactful research and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to scholarship and academic leadership in the field. Recipients are nominated for this award by their peers and selected by the AUA Research Council and Committees.

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