AUA Data Research Program 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. For each cycle, the program will support two (2) projects using the AQUA Registry patient cohort data and four (4) projects using the AUA Census data. Explore the data dictionaries for the data sources available through the program. 

AUA Support

Each awardee will receive:

  • Complimentary access to the Annual Census data or the AQUA Registry patient cohorts
  • Full statistical analysis support
  • Assistance with developing the methodology section for abstracts and publications
  • A $2,000 stipend to cover your costs for knowledge dissemination. Covered costs include travel to conferences and presentation/ publication costs.

Refer to the program announcement for more details on stipend disbursement.


All AUA members are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Key Dates

Letters of Intent Submission Opens

May 1, 2023

Letters of Intent Due

June 24, 2023

Invitations to Apply Released

August 1, 2023

Full Applications Due

September 21, 2023

Application Decisions Announced

December 5, 2023

Award Term

January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024

Letters of Intent Instructions

Letters of Intent (LOIs) must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 24, 2023.

The letter must include the following information:

  1. Principal investigator information
    1. AUA member ID
    2. Name
    3. Position/title
    4. Academic credentials
    5. Applicant organization (institution)
    6. City
    7. State/province
    8. Country
    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?

The Scientific 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 send an email to for more information.

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