Research and Training Scholarships

Funding Agency:
American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The AAOGF and the Foundations of ABOG and SMFM (the Foundations) seek to identify future academic physician leaders in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and to stimulate their scholarly development, through the support of advanced scientific training. The Scholarship Award is to be used in an academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United States or Canada to provide research training and experience for a candidate of proven ability who exhibits significant talent, original thought, and evidence of dedication to an academic career. Research training may focus on basic or translational research, disease pathogenesis, clinical diagnostics, interventions and prevention, epidemiology and health services research.

Deadline: July 3, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must have been awarded an M.D. (or D.O.) degree and must be eligible for the certification process of ABOG at the time of the award. This award is not intended to fund clinical training leading to specialty or subspecialty certification. However, applicants who are in their second year of an ABOG-approved fellowship can apply for funding through this mechanism to start their training in the third year of fellowship, as long as that year is devoted to the approved research project for at least 75% of the year. In any case, applicants who have completed or are undertaking subspecialty training must have completed such training or be in the second or third year of an ABOG approved training program at the time application is made. In addition, candidates for the Foundation for SMFM/AAOGF scholarship must be members or associate members of the SMFM. Eligible applicants may use the same application materials in order to be considered for both the ABOG/AAOGF and/or the Foundation for SMFM/AAOGF awards and should state in a cover letter their desire to be considered for one or both awards as applicable.



Amount Description

The total annual funding for each scholar is $120,000. Sufficient funds to support travel to the annual fellows’ retreat are included and must be set aside. The balance of funds may be used for salary, technical support, and supplies. The award that is co-sponsored by ABOG and the GOG Foundation is made under the direction of the AAOGF Scholar Committee. The co-sponsored SMFM award is under the direction of the Foundation for SMFM Scholarly Activities Committee.

The award is intended to fund three consecutive years of research and research training based on the proposed application. The initial award is for one year and is renewable annually for two additional consecutive years of research training, based on satisfactory progress of the scholar in meeting programmatic requirements and on the availability of funds. Only one year of the three funded years may be part of a subspecialty fellowship-training program. Indirect costs are not provided.

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

July 3, 2023