Research Scholar Awards

Funding Agency:
American Urological Association

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 for:

  • Clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are no more than five years beyond completing a doctorate or residency
  • Early career investigators who are in the first five years after beginning a faculty position


A letter of intent is required and is due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 26, 2021. The application deadline is September 23, 2021.


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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to compete for a 2020 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Award, applicants must, by July 1, 2020, be either:

Track 1: (for clinical or post-doctoral fellows) - Urologists in accredited clinical fellowships (available for research year starting July 1, 2020); - Post-doctoral fellows no more than five years beyond completion of the PhD; or

Track 2: (for early-career faculty) - Early-career MD (urologist) or PhD investigators within the first five years after beginning their faculty positions.



Amount Description

Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards support future research leaders and ensure they receive the necessary training and guidance for a successful research career. Initiated in 1975, these awards provide funding for one- and two-year mentored research training for clinical and postdoctoral fellows or early-career faculty. To date, the program has invested over $25 million to support over 600 Research Scholars, most of whom have remained in committed research career tracks and now serve as leaders in urologic research and clinical practice. Physician scientists (MD or equivalent degree) and researchers (PhD or equivalent degree) are invited to apply. Awards provide $40,000 per year for one or two years of support and require intensive involvement of one or more mentors committed to advancing the development of the award recipient.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women and minorities encouraged


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 26, 2021