SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Program

Applications for the 2023 SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants is now closed.

Applications for the 2023 SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants will begin September 7 – November 13, 2022.

The award term is January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023.

The maximum award amounts are:

  • $5,000 for Undergraduate/Medical/Graduate School Students
  • $7,500 for Resident or Post-Doctoral/Fellows

The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) “Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Program” offers young investigators interested in sexuality research the opportunity to obtain funding to support their research while engaged in qualifying research in sexuality.

It is the purpose of the SMSNA to increase public awareness of healthy sexuality and sexual problems, to foster the finest care for individuals suffering from sexual debility, and to encourage scholarship and research in human sexuality. It is our hope that this program will encourage young people to become interested in sexuality research and make it a focal point of their careers.

Eligibility Information
  • Applications will be accepted from graduate or medical students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and post-doctoral/post-residency fellows.
  • Applications will be accepted from researchers representing diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: urology, psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, social work, law, etc.
  • Research projects must be carried out within the United States or Canada to qualify for funding.
  • Applicant’s mentor must be an SMSNA member.

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

Past Recipients


Olivia Adams
Indiana University
Understanding barriers to preventive sexual practices and receipt of preventive care in White, Black, and Latina women with vulvovaginal pain (VVP)

Kevin Campbell
Baylor College of Medicine
The effects of intranasal testosterone for treatment of hypogonadism during the recovery of spermatogenesis: A prospective, non-blinded study

Justin Chan
University of British Columbia
Fractionated CO2 Laser in the Treatment of Chronic Phase Peyronie’s Disease

Kevin Chu
University of Miami
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) intralesional injection therapy for Peyronie's Disease

Brian Dick
Tulane University
The Effects of Penile Traction Therapy for Penile Rehabilitation in a Bilateral Cavernous Nerve Crush Injury Rat Model

Charles Klose
East Carolina University
Induced SDF-1 Chemokine Expression in Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Maximilien Laviolette-Brassard
McGill University
Use of penile Doppler ultrasound in urethral reconstruction for anterior urethral stricture disease

Scott Lundy
Cleveland Clinic
The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Erectile Dysfunction and PDE5 Inhibition

John Masterson
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Sex, drugs, and ischemic priapism: Measuring functional outcomes of priapism caused by recreational ICI use

Raiana Moraes
University of South Carolina
Decreased Thermosensitive Receptor Channel Activity Leads to Diabetic Erectile Dysfunction

Ayman Soubra
Tulane University
Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease in a Rat Model

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