The PFD Research Foundation together with the June Allyson Foundation has awarded over $1.5 million in grants to AUGS members since 1998. The Foundation serves the medical profession by supporting promising, innovative research regarding the causes, prevention, cure and treatment of pelvic floor disorders.
Foundation research funds are made available to qualified AUGS members to pursue their research question. Goals of this research grant program are to support the completion of research projects which will lead to publication and presentation at future AUGS Annual Scientific Meetings and to support the development of researchers in the field who will go on to obtain additional funding for future research on pelvic floor disorders.
Applicants can submit proposals for the following research awards:
PFD Research Foundation Fellow Research Award: A two-year grant awarded to a fellow for clinical/patient-oriented, educational, or lab-based/basic science research.
PFD Research Foundation Faculty Research Award: A two-year grant awarded to a junior faculty or affiliate member for clinical/patient-oriented, educational, or lab-based/basic science research.
PFD Research Foundation Mesh Complications Research Award: A two-year grant awarded to a fellow or junior faculty member for clinical/patient-oriented research on the management of mesh complications.
June Allyson Memorial Fund Research Award: A two-year grant awarded to a fellow for lab-based/basic science research.
2020 Grants Process Timeline
Call for Applications Opens: January 2, 2020
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020
Grant Review Process: March 3 – April 30, 2020
Grant Notification: May 15, 2020
Grant Award Period: June 2020 – June 2021 or 2022