The Urology Care Foundation (UCF) Humanitarian Grant Program recognizes and supports individuals and projects that provide direct urologic patient care for impoverished individuals and communities in underserved areas, either in the United States or internationally.
Grants will be given to American Urological Association (AUA) members who are pursuing significant and outstanding contributions to humanitarian urologic efforts by providing direct care, enhancing access to care or through educational efforts. Consideration will be given to the scope, frequency, impact, and sustainability of the program.
The Foundation anticipates that ten grants will be available for the 2024 Humanitarian Grant competition. The availability of all UCF grants is contingent on market trends and subject to change. Final determinations regarding grant funding availability will be made at the time of grantee selection.
Grants are available for both US and international projects with specific requirements outlined below:
- Two grants will support projects specifically in India.
- One grant will support a project based in any inner city within the United States. Preference will be given to applicants whose project is based in an inner city within New York state specifically.
- One grant will support a project specifically in Pakistan.
- One grant requires membership with the Southeast AUA Section and will support a project specifically in Puerto Rico.
- One grant requires membership in the Endourological Society, without any geographic area specified.
- One grant requires membership in the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), without any geographic area specified.
- Three grants support projects either within or outside of the U.S.
Applicants will be considered for all grants for which they are eligible.
The UCF continuously seeks additional sponsors for Humanitarian Grants; thus, the portfolio of grants available is ever-evolving both within and between funding years. The grant specifications listed above may not represent the complete list of grants for this competition cycle, nor do grant sponsors or the UCF make any guarantees that any/all grants will be filled. Humanitarian Grants are awarded based on the objective evaluation of all aspects of eligibility criteria, medical review, need in the community and the financial portfolio available at the time the grants are finalized by the UCF. The UCF reserves the right to final approval for any/all grants provided through the program.
Applications for the 2024 program are open until March 31, 2024.
UCF encourages diversity among applicants and associated projects (e.g., racial/ethnic, gender, practice type, domestic/international).
- This program is designated for AUA members (Active, Senior, Honorary and International) who are Board certified urologists and for Resident/Fellow members who are sponsored by and work in collaboration with a board-certified urologist providing oversight in connection with the project. Residents/Fellows must provide permission/approval from their institutions to participate in the project.
- Applicants must highlight their affiliation with established organizations/programs/projects.
The Humanitarian Grant pays the amount of $4,500 which will be paid in July 2024. Please read the Terms & Conditions document for allowable use of funds.
Applicants must submit a full description of their affiliated organization/project, along with a Personal Statement of Interest and other supplemental materials. Please read the Program Announcement for these details.
All materials must be sent by email in PDF format to Anna Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org), UCF Project Coordinator, by March 31, 2024.