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Urogynecologist during Surgery

IUGA offers educational Observership grants that are meant to offset costs of visiting an approved host site which has proven expertise for a specific specialty (selected by applicant). Recipients will spend 2 to 4 weeks at a host site, with the agreement that a formal report of the observer's experience will be submitted to the IUGA office at the completion of the observership grant. The reports are published in the IUGA newsletter and posted on the IUGA website.

Grant Application


The purpose of the IUGA-sponsored observership grants is to allow for increased dissemination of urogynecological knowledge by offering a stipend to an IUGA member to visit a renowned urogynecology center in a specific area of interest related to urogynecology.  A listing of these centers can be found by reviewing the Host Site Directory.  This grant allows for a unique opportunity to train in a specific area of interest related to urogynecology.

We are happy to announce that we are currently offering 3 observership grants in the following categories. You must specify which you are applying for in the application form. 

All proposals must be submitted to by Wednesday, July 6 11:59pm EDT.  Subject line should be: Observership Grant – your name.  No exceptions.
These grants are intended to defray travel and living expenses. No additional funding will be available through IUGA and any additional funding required must be obtained by the applicant, or applicant’s home institution.  The applicant will be responsible for all health care costs and/or any other costs above and beyond the awardee’s observership grant funds.  The applicant will receive the funding prior to starting the observership once all requirements are met.  For any questions in regards to applying for these grants please contact Amanda Grabloski, the IUGA Manager of Education Programs, at .


Grant Winners

  • 2016 Grants ($4,000.00)
    Kelvin Mbuga Kinuthia from Kenya, going to Dr. Anna Rosamilia, Monash Health Moorabin, Pelvic Floor Clinic, Melbourne, Australia ($4,000 USD)
    Anthony Wanjala Nakhisa from the Ethiopia, going to Dr. Stephen Jeffrey, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa ($4,000 USD)
    Ayana Birthanu Abera from the Ethiopia, going to Dr. Gil Levy, Maynei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, Israel ($2,000 USD) - VIEW REPORT

  • 2014 Grants ($4,000.00)
    Krzysztof Galczynski from Poland, going to G. Willy Davila, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL, USA - VIEW REPORT
    Suneetha Rachaneni from the UK, going to Prof. Hans Peter Dietz, University of Sydney, Nepean Clinical School, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Australia - VIEW REPORT

  • 2013 Grants ($4,000.00)
    Francis Githae Muriithi from Kenya , going to Prof. Peter Dwyer, Melbourne, Australia - VIEW REPORT
    Luiz Gustavo Brito from Brazil , going to Dr. Prof Michel Cosson, Lille, France - VIEW REPORT
    Anna Pilzek from the United States , going to Hans Peter Dietz, New South Wales, Australia - VIEW REPORT
    Bindu Priya Narigapalli from India , going to Prof. Peter Dwyer, Melbourne, Australia - VIEW REPORT
    Sharifah Z Syed Abdul Jalil from the United Kingdom , going Prof. Hans Peter Dietz, New South Wales, Australia - VIEW REPORT

  • 2012 Grants ($4,000.00)
    Valeria Montuoso from Argentina , going to Dr. Willy Davila, Cleveland Clinic Florida, USA - VIEW REPORT
    Mohan Regmi from Nepal , going to Dr. Stephen Jeffery, Cape Town, South Africa - VIEW REPORT

  • 2011 Grants
    Rachid El Haddad, from Czech Republic , going to Ranee Thakar & Abdul Sultan in UK - VIEW REPORT
    Petr Hubka, from Czech Republic , going to John DeLancey in the US - VIEW REPORT

  • 2010 Grants

    Renato Martins (Host site: Linda Cardozo, King's College, UK ) - VIEW REPORT
    Sharif Ismail (Host site: Michel Cosson, Hopital Jeanne de Flandre, France ) - VIEW REPORT

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