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9/17/2015 » 9/19/2015
2015 ESSIC Annual Meeting

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. 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.

Update: October 10, 2014 - The Research Grant Proposal System
is open to receive applications until Wednesday, December 17
due to the generous support of Uroplasty

Grant Application

The purpose of IUGA Research Grants is to fund the development of research in the field of urogynecology. Thanks to the generosity of Uroplasty, one unrestricted research grant within the clinical space of overactive bladder or fecal incontinence will be awarded in the amount of $15,000 USD.  Examples of topics that could be addressed include:

  1. Efficacy and cost effectiveness of electrical neuromodulation vs drugs for OAB treatment
  2. Patient perceptions of risk-benefit and clinical significance of outcomes of OAB or fecal incontinence therapies
  3. Enhancement and standardization of patient reported outcomes for voiding dysfunction therapies and interventions
  4. Efficacy and cost effectiveness of electrical neuromodulation therapies for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndromes
  5. Standardization and optimization of therapeutic pathways for fecal incontinence
  6. Comparative effectiveness of second or third line treatments for OAB

It will be awarded to one IUGA member who properly completes and submits the required online application prior to the stated deadline – Wednesday, December 17, 2014.  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 at the end of February 2015.

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

**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 system is now closed!

Grant Submission Forms

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

Other Forms


2015 IUGA 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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