PFD Research Foundation Grant Program

    Research funds are made available to qualified ob/gyn and urology fellows and junior faculty to pursue their research question. Goals of this research grant program are to support the completion of research projects which will lead to publication and presentation at future AUGS Annual Scientific Meetings and to support the development of junior researchers in the field who will go on to obtain additional funding for future research on pelvic floor disorders.

    The AUGS Foundation serves the medical profession by supporting promising, innovative research regarding the causes, prevention, cure and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. In 2006, the Foundation created a research grants program to provide a funding resource, specifically focused on Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, to the research-focused AUGS members. In 2013, the Foundation offered the following research grants:

    • AUGS Foundation Fellow Research Award, a 2-year grant awarded to a fellow with aclinical/patient-oriented, educational, or lab-based/basic science research;
    • Thomas Benson Award in Neuromodulation Grant, a maximum of three 2-year grants awarded to fellows or junior faculty to support research or advanced training related to the clinical use of neuromodulation.
    • AUGS Foundation Faculty Research Awards, two 2-year grants awarded to junior faculty for clinical/patient-oriented, educational, or lab-based/basic science research.
    • AUGS Foundation and ICA IC/PBS Research Grant, a 1-year grant awarded to a fellow or a junior faculty member of AUGS and ICA for research related to interstitial cystitis.
    • AUGS Foundation Surgical Research Award, a 1-year grant awarded to a fellow or a junior faculty for research related to prolapse or urinary incontinence surgery.
    • Jahnigen Career Development Award Program /GEMSSTAR, the program provides support for early stage clinician-scientists to establish a track record in aging research 

    The AUGS Foundation together with the June Allyson Foundation has awarded over $1,300,000 in grants to AUGS members since 1998.

    The 2013 AUGS Foundation Research Grants Program is made possible through the generous support from:
    Astellas Scientific & Medical Affairs, Inc.
    Medtronic, Inc.
    American Medical Systems
    Uroplasty
    Individual donors

    2013 Grant Winners

    Past Grant Winners

    If you are interested in applying for an AUGS Foundation Research Grant in the future, please familiarize yourself with the process and eligibilty requirements below. Please note: the information below is subject to change.

    2014 Grants Process Timeline:
    Application Open: January 6, 2014
    Application Deadline Closes: March 3, 2014
    Grant Notification: May 12, 2014
    Funding Begins: June 2014

    Grant Eligibility

    Application Requirements

    Awardee Information


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