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ABLE Scholars Travel Award

The Anarcha, Betsey, Lucy, et al (ABLE) Initiative honors the contributions that these women and others (whose names were not recorded) made to gynecologic surgery. In honoring these women, the ABLE Initiative supports several Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts within AUGS. The ABLE Scholars Travel Award Program is one of the many programs supported by the ABLE Initiative. This program provides funding for residents and fellows to attend PFD Week, AUGS’ Annual Scientific Meeting.
 

Program Goals

  • Identify promising residents and fellows from diverse backgrounds and interests who demonstrate potential to be leaders in the field of urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Provide opportunities for resident applicants who have minimal or no exposure to the field of urogynecology at their residency program
  • Provide opportunities for fellows who have limited financial support to attend professional meetings.
  • Create a network among recipients and leaders in AUGS for life-long career development and support
 

Sponsor

ABLE Fund (Managed by the PFD Research Foundation)
 

Prize

  • $1,000 travel stipend
  • Complimentary meeting registration for PFD Week, AUGS’ Annual Scientific Meeting
 

Nomination Criteria

  • Residents – Any obstetrics and gynecology or urology resident who at the time of meeting is not in their first or last year of residency. Applicants must be from an accredited residency program in the US or Canada who are at an institution without a fellowship program and/or access to a urogynecologist during their residency.
  • Fellows – Any urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery fellow at an accredited program in the US with limited resources to attend professional development meetings.
  • Applicants are a member of an under-represented minority group and/or the LGBTQ+ community
  • Self-nominations are encouraged
 

Submission Information

You will need to create a separate login to submit an application. The application portal is NOT linked to your AUGS account.
  • CV
  • Attestation from the Residency/Fellowship Program Director
  • Letter of support from a faculty member – this should include why attendance at the AUGS annual scientific meeting would be impactful for you
  • Application
 

Deadline

December 16, 2022
 

Submit a Nomination

 

Past Recipients

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2022
Colin Russell
 
 
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