Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/4/2023


The Rising Stars in Urology Research Award program provides up to five years of supplemental salary support to urologists who have successfully competed for career development awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other major funding organizations. These awards ensure that the salary compensation for those committed to careers in urologic research remain competitive with that of their clinical urology peers. The program encourages recipients to contribute to urology as both surgical specialists and scientists investigating causes, prevention, treatment and cures that will improve patients' lives.

Letters of Intent are required and due Thursday, June 15, 2023 with final proposals due Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to compete for a 2023 Rising Stars in Urology Research Award, the applicant must, by September 1, 2023:

• Be a board-certified or -eligible urologist or be participating in a training program to obtain board certification in urology.

• Hold an extramural, peer-reviewed career development award. Examples include K07, K08, or K23 awards from the National Institutes of Health, or career development-type grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, American Cancer Society, and others.

• Have at least two full years remaining on the period of performance for the career development award with not less than 50% protected time for research

Amount Description

This Rising Stars in Urology Research Award program provides supplemental salary support to physician-scientist career development award recipients to ensure that their protected time for research remains stable and that their salary compensation is more competitive with their non-research urology faculty peers. Salary supplements will be awarded for a period of up to five years, commensurate with the time remaining on the existing career development award, with escalating payments each year to total up to $200,000.