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The IUGA Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants are designed to fund original research by an IUGA member or trainee. Annual grants will be granted, based on a research proposal, 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

The grant will be awarded to one IUGA member who properly completes and submits the required online application prior to the stated deadline – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  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 prior to the 2016 IUGA Annual Meeting.

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

Please note that because of the way the proposal system is set up the files are not truly uploaded until you click submit on the last page.  We recommend using the back buttons to start at the beginning and review each page and re-upload all docs prior to hitting submit. 

**NOTE: Please review the Research Grant Guidelines document linked below before you begin your submission.  It will be helpful to use the Application Form document below as a guide when completing the online submission form.

Grant Submission Forms

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

Other Forms


2016 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

  • Basic Science
    1. Joseph Kowalski - “A randomized controlled trial of permanent vs absorbable suture for uterosacral ligament suspension” ($10,000)
  • Clinical
    1. 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
    1. 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
    1. Cheryl Iglesia - ““Treatment of Refractory Overactive Bladder with OnabotulinumtoxinA vs. PTNS: TROOP trial” ($15,000)

2014 IUGA Research Grant Recipients

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

  • Clinical
    1. 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
    1. Gamal Ghoniem: “Voiding Dysfunction and GABA modulation in a mouse model of cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis” ($20,000)
    2. 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
    1. Uduak Andy: Clinical and Biochemical Evidence of Neurogenic Inflammation in Women with Urinary Urgency. ($20,000)
    2. 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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