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9/26/2018 » 9/28/2018
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Research Grant
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The IUGA Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants are designed to fund original research by an IUGA member or trainee. Grants will be awarded, based on research proposals, as judged by the Research and Development Committee. The research grants are designed to fund development of the proposed research projects including all materials and testing, statistical analyses, and services required to complete the research. IUGA will fund basic science as well as clinical research studies.

Grant Application

The purpose of the IUGA-sponsored research grant is to fund the development of research in the field of urogynecology.  Two grants will be awarded:

  • $10,000 for a clinical patient-oriented research project
  • $10,000 for a laboratory-based/basic science research project

Each grant will be awarded to one IUGA member who properly completes and submits the required proposal documents via email to prior to the stated deadline – Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Subject line should be: Research Grant – your name.  No exceptions. Only complete applications that include all required material and explicitly follow the guidelines will be forwarded for review. The notification of award will be announced during the first week of November.

A completed grant application must be submitted via email to the IUGA office ( prior to the published deadline, Friday, Sept 15, 2017. All relevant material for the grant proposal can also be obtained on the IUGA website. Please follow the Research Grant Application instructions carefully and do not omit any sections, as this will disqualify your application. You must create a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF file for each document listed below except the Title Page and PI Agreement. These form can be downloaded below.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Title Page (download form below)
  • PI Agreement (download form below)
  • Structured Abstract (limit 200 words)
  • Background review
  • Research Protocol
  • Budget
  • Evaluation Criteria and Progress
  • IRB Approval (if applicable)
  • Appendices (if applicable)
  • Supporting documentation

If those submitting applications have questions, they can contact Amanda Stimart, the IUGA Manager of Education Programs, at

Grant Submission Forms

Please click on the links below for information regarding this research grant opportunity.

Other Forms


2017 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Basic Science
    John Occhino & Marina Walther-Antonio - “Evaluation of the Vaginal and Rectal Microbiome in Patients with Rectovaginal Fistula” ($10,000)

  • Clinical
    Catherine Hudson & Pamela Escobar Smith - “A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Vaginal Estrogen on Postpartum Atrophy, Perineal Pain, and Sexual Function” ($10,000)

2016 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Basic Science
    Joseph Kowalski - “A randomized controlled trial of permanent vs absorbable suture for uterosacral ligament suspension” ($10,000)

  • Clinical
    Jonathan Duckett - “Pilot study to address: does the presence of lactobacillus in the adult female bladder protect against OAB?” ($10,000)

2015 IUGA ASTORA Women’s Health (formerly AMS) Research Grant Recipient

  • Clinical
    Rajeev Ramanah – “Evaluating the biomechanical efficacy of transvaginal mesh anterior and apical prolapse repair using finite element modeling in living women” ($20,000 USD)

2015 IUGA Cogentix Medical (formerly Uroplasty) Research Grant Recipients

  • Clinical
    Cheryl Iglesia - “Treatment of Refractory Overactive Bladder with OnabotulinumtoxinA vs. PTNS: TROOP trial” ($15,000)


2014 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Basic Science
    Heinz Koelbl - “Proteomic Pattern in Female Urinary Incontinence” ($10,000)

  • Clinical
    Shannon Lamb - “Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation vs. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Overactive Bladder: A Randomized Trial” ($10,000)


2013 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Basic Science
    Gamal Ghoniem: “Voiding Dysfunction and GABA modulation in a mouse model of cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis” ($20,000)
    Jennifer Rohn: Quiescent intracellular bacteria as long‐term reservoirs in recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in women ($10,000)

  • Clinical
    Uduak Andy: Clinical and Biochemical Evidence of Neurogenic Inflammation in Women with Urinary Urgency. ($20,000)
    Jane Manning: Prospective Randomized double blind study into the effectiveness of intravaginal Lyrica® cream for chronic vaginal pain ($10,000)


2012 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Basic Science
    Michel Cosson: Biomechanical modeling of the pelvic lesions induced in obstetrics Impact on pelvic floor static

  • Clinical
    M.M.E. Lakeman: Observational study to evaluate the effects of prolapse surgery using synthetic mesh on vaginal innervation, genital response and the influence of these changes on sexual well-being

  • Least Developed Countries (due to no application from eligible countries, a 3rd grant was awarded)
    Basic Science
    Barry O'Reilly: The Role of Cytokines in Overactive bladder


2011 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Basic Science
    Sunil Balgobin: Repeat injury to the external anal sphincter: contractile properties and morphologic changes over time

  • Clinical
    Rufus Cartwright: Genome Wide Association Study of Urinary Incontinence in Women.


2010 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Experimental evaluation of the effect of age + hormonal status on surgical repair of fascial defects

    Deprest J (Leuven, Belgium), Rizk D (Cairo, Egypt), De Ridder D (Leuven, Belgium), Amer HA (Cairo, Egypt), Mazza E (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Low count bacteruria and its relationship to ATP release in refractory detrusor overactivity
    Walsh C, Moore K, Cheng Y (New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)


2009 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Health-related quality of life: utility preference for pelvic organ prolapse

    Harvie H, Shea J, Arya L, Schwartz JS (Pennsylvania, PA USA
  • The role and significance of the sweet tase receptor isoform T1R3 in the rodent and human bladder
    Tincello D, Elliot R, Taylor AH, Willets J, Maynce C (Leicester, UK) VIEW REPORT


2008 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Adipose-derived stem cell therapy for defective pelvic support and stress urinary incontinence
    Ho M, Bhatia N, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Ferrini M, Kovanecz I (Los Angeles, CA, USA) VIEW REPORT
  • A clinical exploration of the pathophysiology of an inflammatory response associated with the overactive bladder
    Malone-Lee J, Khasriya R, Lunawat R (London, UK) VIEW REPORT


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