The Foundation has expanded its vision and mission to better serve the urology community globally, and is proud to be advancing humanitarian initiatives through the following grant opportunities:
Humanitarian Grant Program
The UCF Humanitarian Grant Program recognizes and supports individuals and organizations who provide direct urologic patient care for underserved populations, either in the United States or internationally. AUA members who are affiliated with existing humanitarian organizations and projects may apply for grants that support providing direct care, enhancing access to care and through educational efforts.
International Student Humanitarian Grant Program
The International Student Humanitarian Summer Grant Program each year supports one medical student who will travel to and complete humanitarian work specifically in the country of Trinidad and Tobago. The grant will be given to an AUA Medical Student member who will pursue humanitarian efforts which advance public health and/or quality improvement initiatives in the provision of urologic care for this underserved population. The duration of the project is 6-8 weeks during the summer, typically between the awardee’s first and second year of medical school.
Health Equity Fellowship
Also new in 2023, the Health Equity Fellow Program is designed to train early career urologists who are passionate about humanitarian work within the United States so that they may be effective in engaging with diverse communities, especially those most marginalized. The Fellow will be equipped with the skills necessary to develop and implement innovative approaches to address inequities in urological care.
Note: This program is designed to fit within a full time academic or private practice position without adversely impacting the Fellow’s full-time work commitment and productivity.