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Early Career Investigators Workshop

The 2015 AUA Early Career Investigators Workshop will be held on September 24-26, 2015 at AUA Headquarters. The participants and faculty for the workshop have been finalized and nominations are closed for this event. We will provide information on the next workshop in early 2016. General information on the workshop is provided below. The program, eligibility requirements, and registration fee are subject to change prior to the next workshop.


Nurturing the success of early-career investigators in urologic research is a major goal of the AUA Office of Research. The AUA Research Council has encouraged a program that recruits promising junior investigators in urologic research, MD and PhD, to participate in a workshop and related activities that provide individualized mentoring, education on scientific review, identification of sources of independent funding, and grant writing guidance. The goal of the workshop is to motivate and support surgeon-scientists and researchers in the early stages of their careers by providing an outstanding career development program involving leading, well-funded investigators in urologic research. This 2.5-day workshop and its activities are geared for individuals planning to submit competitive research proposals to the National Institutes of Health.


The workshop agenda is designed to foster career success and provide participants with a solid foundation for successful grant writing. The workshop and activities include interaction with senior scientific advisors in small group and individual sessions. The program consists of four segments:


There are two types of participants for the workshop:

A dual-track training program has been incorporated into the workshop to provide the best possible training experience.

All nominees must meet the following eligibility criteria at the application submission deadline:

Nominees that self-identify as Group A must also:


A registration fee ($400 for the 2015 workshop) is required for participation in the workshop and its activities. The AUA will provide for travel to/from the workshop within AUA guidelines, lodging, and meals provided on location during the workshop. Incidental costs and meals outside of those provided during the workshop will be the responsibility of the workshop participant.

Nomination Process

All nominations are submitted by the urology department of any institution within the boundaries of the eight sections of the AUA. Each department may nominate a maximum of two individuals.

All questions should be directed to

NIH Grant Support Acknowledgement

"Funding for the 2015 AUA Early Career Investigators Workshop is made possible (in part) by grant 1 R13 DK104628-01 from NIDDK. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government."


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