Our Research Strategy

Below is The Urology Foundation's official research strategy, as approved by the Scientific & Education Committee in December 2011:

Through its annual research scholarship programme, The Urology Foundation supports urological trainees, urological surgeons and consultant urological surgeons for one, two or three years of full-time scientific basic laboratory research into the diagnosis, causes and treatment of urological diseases. This type of research is critical to moving our understanding of urological diseases forward.

We support medical education and scientific research to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with urological diseases such as cancer and infection of the prostate gland, kidney, bladder and testes, male infertility, erectile dysfunction and incontinence.

We shall endeavour to ensure that at least one research scholarship each year will be awarded to study into non-malignant conditions of the above (dependent on receipt of relevant applications and their quality).

Our aim is to:

  • Fund research that contributes towards finding the cause or causes of the various urological conditions and diseases.
  • Fund research that leads to the better treatment and management of patients with urological disease.
  • Fund the best quality research.
  • Enable urology specialists to share information on a regular basis.

All the research must be carried out in the United Kingdom or Ireland and applications are subject to rigorous review by a distinguished academic review panel and The Foundation’s Scientific and Education Committee. Awards will be made on the basis of scientific quality and the potential for high clinical impact.

Successful scholars are required to supply The Foundation with a satisfactory progress report to secure the final instalment of the grant and are encouraged to submit abstracts of their work to the British Association of Urological Surgeon’s (BAUS) Annual Meeting.

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