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Research Grant


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.

Please note the 2015 grant cycle is currently suspended.
For more information click here.

Grant Application

The purpose of the IUGA-sponsored Research Grants 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 will be awarded per year to IUGA members who complete and submit the required application prior to the stated deadline.


Please click on the links below for information, instructions, and application forms for all of the research grant opportunities.



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