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Data Grants Overview

The AUA accepts letters of intent for research proposals that address key knowledge gaps and emerging research questions related to urological care delivery, workforce development and health policy.


Each grant will not exceed $25,000, payable in two installments. The funding aims to cover up to one year of costs related to project initiation, management, implementation and presentation (excluding salary support for the principal investigator).

The AUA will provide the full spectrum of data and statistical support needed to execute funded projects.

The first installment will be paid at the start of the grant period, which is expected to be January 1, 2018. Payment of the second installment is contingent upon the awardee making satisfactory progress and meeting reporting milestones during the first half of the grant period.


All AUA members are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Key Dates

Letters of Intent Submission Opens

June 1, 2017

Letters of Intent Due

July 31, 2017

Invitations to Apply Released

September 1, 2017

Full Applications Due

October 16, 2017

Application Decisions Announced

Early December, 2017

Grant Term

January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018

Letters of Intent Instructions

Letters of Intent (LOIs) must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on July 31, 2017.

The letter must include the following information:

  1. Principal investigator information
    1. Name
    2. Position/title
    3. Applicant organization (institution)
    4. City
    5. State/province
    6. Country
    7. Professional degree/licensure
    8. AUA member ID
    9. Phone and fax
    10. Email
  2. A general description of the proposal, including
    1. Aims: What do you intend to accomplish?
    2. Impact: Why is this an important problem in urology, and how will your research potentially improve urology practice?
    3. Approach: What overall strategy and methodology will you use to accomplish your aims? What data sets do you plan to use?
    4. Funding requested: What do you estimate it will cost to carry out the project (must not exceed $25,000)?

The AUA Data Grant Review Panel peer reviews the LOIs and invites investigators with the highest priority proposals to submit full applications – with brief biographical sketches – for further consideration.

Please contact the AUA at or 855-919-DATA (3282) with any questions.

Dates to Remember

April 1, 2024 – December 2, 2024
- 2024 MVP registration window.
- To register, sign into the QPP website with your HCQIS Access and Roles Profile (HARP) account. *Account is needed to complete Registration

June 30, 2024
- EHR and PM system changes are not advisable beyond this point as it may delay the delivery of the AQUA Registry Dashboard.

July 1, 2024
- Deadline to sign-up, or upgrade, to an AQUA Registry MIPS reporting option for 2024.