SMSNA Research Fellowship in Andrology, supported by Endo

Submission for this grant is now open!

Award term: July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022

The maximum award amount is $25,000.

The purpose of the fellowship program is to support clinical and/or basic research in men's health, with focus on Andrology, and foster development of expertise in the field of men's health. The funding is intended to supplement post-doctoral research activities and conference participation to present those activities. Submission deadline is May 17, 2021. 

Eligibility Information

  • Applications will be accepted only from SMSNA members in good standing.
  • An MD who will have completed their residency training by the start of the award term above and is within five years of completing a medical degree, and/or a PhD who is considered a post-doctoral fellow in training in a research lab and is within 7 years of completing their degree.
  • Proof of institutional support for salaries and benefits should be provided at time of application (letter from department chair, dean or designated institutional officer).
  • For MD's, a medical license valid in the United States or Canada and proof of satisfactory completion of residency training are required.
  • For all human research, IRB number and approval must be documented. Pre-clinical animal research should be reviewed and approved by the ACAR at funding institution.

Funding and Distribution of Funds

The funds are to be used for educational support related to research activities excluding indirect costs and cannot be applied to attendee registration, meals, any marketing or commercial support, gratuities, staff travels, or awards. Allowable expenses include research supplies, statistical consultation, and logistical support for the assessment and care of research subjects or animals. All awards must be used for the direct expenses of the program and may not be used to cover a salary for a position or activities that bill patient services. Overhead expenses are not allowable.

Awards will be paid to the sponsoring institution (medical school, hospital, university) and a W-9/W-8 BEN-E, as appropriate, must be completed before any funds are dispersed. Awards will not be paid directly to the applicant or mentor.

Funds will be payable in two installments available for distribution on or about July 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. Any reporting requirements must be met prior to funds being dispersed. The SMSNA Foundation does not withhold taxes from the stipends (i.e., federal withholding, social security, local or state taxes, etc.). It is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that appropriate federal and local taxes are accounted.

Reporting Requirements

The grant recipient shall provide a progress update report by January 1, 2022, template provided by SMSNA Foundation. The grant recipient shall complete the “Fellowship Post Program Reconciliation Form” (template provided by SMSNA Foundation), provide a final research fellowship grant summary report and an itemized summary of expenses by August 15, 2022.

Submission Process

Complete online application via link below. The application requires the following documents, so please have these ready prior when you are planning to submit your application:

  • CV
  • Proof of institutional support for salaries and benefits should be provided at time of application (letter from department chair, dean or designated institutional officer).
  • Preliminary research data
  • Outline of proposed investigation including potential alternatives and problems that may be confronted
  • A budget for the proposed study with documentation regarding other avilable funds (if any) supporting the proposed project

Other required documentation:

  • A letter of support from a faculty mentor
  • Two additional letters of recommendation from SMSNA members

*Letters of support/recommendation can be submitted directly to SMSNA via the following link: Letter of Recommendation

Alternatively, letters can be submitted as attachments to the application.

Applicants will also be required to submit the following information:

  • Bio-sketch
  • Research experience
  • Career plan
  • Research abstract
  • Detailed description of the specific aims of the research
  • Background of the problem being addressed

Application Review and Selection Process

Applications are competitive and open to all relevant institutions and candidates in the geographic region of SMSNA and in the therapeutic area of men’s health. All applications will be evaluated by a peer review panel of expert physician-scientists and researchers. All funding decisions will be approved by the Board of the SMSNA Foundation.

For questions or information about this grant, please contact the SMSNA Executive Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Past Recipients

2020

Luke Witherspoon
University of British Columbia
Automated platform for penile deformity evaluation and localization