SMSNA Young Clinicians Research Grant

Submission for the 2022 Young Clinicians Research Grant will open on December 1, 2021.

Submission deadline is January 24, 2022.
The award term is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023
The maximum award amount is $25,000.

The purpose of the research award program is to support early career investigators in pursuing clinical and/or basic research in men’s or women’s sexual health. The funding is intended to supplement research activities and conference participation to present those activities. 

Eligibility Information
  • Applicants should be faculty, in their first three years after either residency or fellowship training, whose practice has a significant focus on sexual medicine. Current residents or fellows are not eligible for this award unless they have a confirmed faculty position during the research grant award term indicated above.
  • Applications will be accepted only from SMSNA members in good standing.
  • Proof of institutional support for salaries and benefits should be provided at the 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.

For questions or information about this grant 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


Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Interplay Between Hypogonadism and Solid Organ Transplant Outcomes