Research and Education Fund

Research and Education Fund

The Northeastern Section and its' Foundation are dedicated to furthering urologic research. The Research and Education Fund was initiated in 1995 by Searle Canada and Searle USA. The purpose of this fund is to assure the membership of the NSAUA continued excellence in research and educational activity within our Section. Through the Section's Foundation and the Research and Education Fund, the Section is able to provide many opportunities for young Residents such as financial assistance to participate in our Annual Meeting and the opportunity to win Research Grant awards, such as the Young Investigator Awards and the Resident Prize Essay Contest.

In addition to donations from our generous members each year, a small portion of each members' dues payment is designated to support the mission of the Foundation and provide funding for the ongoing educational activities for residents conducted through the Research and Education Fund..

Young Investigator Awards - Scholarship Program

The NSAUA Scholarship Program was established in 1998 to provide financial scholarships to support research and educational projects. The program currently offers up to two scholarship awards annually, of $30,000. These Young Investigator Awards provide financial assistance to a researcher in basic or clinical sciences related to urology, and to acquiring, developing or improving his or her knowledge and skills in a specific aspect of the specialty.

To apply, candidates must:

  • Have an MD or DO degree and have completed clinical training in Urology
  • Be within the first 5 years of their appointment as faculty member in a Urology program within the geographic area of the Northeastern Section
  • Be a current member of the Northeastern Section

Applications will open in June 2018 for the NSAUA 2018 Annual Meeting.

View Young Investigator Award Recipients

Resident Prize Essay Contest

The Resident Prize Essay Award is supported by the Section's Foundation and Research and Education fund. All residents and medical students from the Section's 16 Urology Training Programs are invited to enter their best basic science or clinical research project for consideration. Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting each year.  Entries are limited to one (1) Basic Science manuscript and one (1) Clinical research manuscript per resident.

Applications will open in June 2018 for the NSAUA 2018 Annual Meeting.

• First Prize: $750 Cash Award
• Second Prize: $500 Cash Award
• Third Prize: $250 Cash Award

In addition to cash prize, winners are given 7 minutes to present their research during a plenary session at the annual meeting in Toronto.

 Submission Guidelines:

        1. Only Residents and medical students presently in a Northeastern Section Residency Training Program or who have completed their training within the past six months may be listed as the primary author.
        2. The manuscript must be on a Basic Science or Clinical subject related to urology.
        3. Submissions per author are limited to two. Authors may submit one basic science manuscript and one clinical manuscript, however there is a maximum of one prize per author.
        4. The abstract shall not have been previously published. Papers that have been submitted for publication, but have not as yet been published are acceptable for submission.
        5. The manuscript shall not have been presented at any other sectional or national urological meeting.
        6. To enter the Prize Essay Contest, your manuscript must be submitted to the Section’s Administrative Offices via email to  Acceptable file formats are Word Document and PDF file. (Applications accepted beginning June 2018

Resident/Fellow Grant to Attend the 2018 AUA Advocacy Summit

Applications now being accepted! The deadline to apply is January 12, 2018.

The American Urological Association will host its first independent advocacy summit. This new, AUA-led event aims to expand, strengthen and unify the voice of urology on policy matters impacting urology practices and patients by bringing together a broad array of stakeholders, including patient advocates and researchers.

The conference will host speakers ranging from urologists to patients, to government employees and members of Congress. It will feature grassroots lobbying training for those new to the process, and will provide opportunities for participants to meet with lawmakers and their staff and some to attend a meeting with officials at agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or the National Institutes of Health.

To see additional program information, visit the AUA Summit website.

The Northeastern Section will fund up to $1,500 for one resident or fellow to attend the Summit, as it recognizes that engagement of young urologists in urologic advocacy is important to the specialty. To apply for this support, residents and fellows should email their application which includes a 1-page essay outlining their interest in urology/healthcare policy and advocacy and how attending the Advocacy Summit would support their interest and future aspirations. A brief letter from the Program Director confirming that if selected s/he will be able to attend the conference March 12-14, 2018 in DC should also be submitted. The deadline for submissions is January 12, 2018.

To apply, submit the following to

  1. Contact information, including Name, Address, Email, Phone, Institution and Year of Program Completion
  2. 1-page Essay outlining interest in urology/healthcare policy and advocacy and how attending the Summit would support your interest and future aspirations
  3. Brief letter from Program Director confirming that you will be able to attend the March 12-14, 2018 Advocacy Summit, if selected.

All items must be submitted by January 12, 2018 to  

After the conference, the participant(s) will be asked to submit a 1-page summary of his/her experience at the Summit for the NSAUA website and newsletter

Urology Residents and Fellows

The Section Foundation supports its 16 Urology Programs by providing $500 resident stipends (up to four for a total of $2,000 per program).  These stipends are to help offset costs associated with sending residents/fellows who participate in the education of the meeting (abstract presentation, Resident Debate, Residents Committee, etc).  The funding is sent directly to the Institution, not to the individuals chosen to attend.  Programs will receive information immediately following the Annual Meeting to apply for these stipends.