Funding Opportunities

George M. O'Brien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) provides a coordinated platform for multidisciplinary interactions between basic and clinical scientists with the overall goals of understanding the etiology and development of benign urologic diseases and disorders, and providing a collaborative venue to design better treatments, diagnostics and prevention strategies for conditions within the NIDDK focus areas. This program also serves as a national resource to the larger urologic research community and provides educational enrichment opportunities to scientists electing to pursue research in benign urology.

Applications are sought from institutions willing to work with the NIDDK under a cooperative centers program. The funded centers work with the NIDDK in facilitating research collaborations and interactions within and among centers, and with the larger research community to improve treatment of urologic disorders through enhanced communication and research excellence.

For application instructions and deadlines, key dates, or more information about this funding opportunity, please email Deborah Hoshizaki, Ph.D. or visit the website.

Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) seeks applications for Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20). This program builds research teams composed of individuals with complementary expertise who develop innovative resources or new research projects that utilize integrative approaches to addressing research questions relevant to benign urologic diseases.  

For application instructions and deadlines, key dates, or more information about this funding opportunity, please email Deborah Hoshizaki, Ph.D., or visit the website.

Travel program

Travel to appropriate conferences that is not covered by other existing grants is made available to individual investigators and trainees in Mayo Clinic's O'Brien Urology Research Center. Grants for such travel, at a cost of $1,000 a trip, are made available each year through the educational enrichment program.

Applications for these funds is solicited at the beginning of each financial year and reviewed by the education enrichment committee. Secondary review by the executive committee of the O'Brien Urology Research Center and approval by institutional committees is required.

This program allows junior investigators and trainees to attend important nephrolithiasis research meetings, such as the annual Research on Calculus Kinetics (R.O.C.K.) Society meetings, American Urological Association meetings or American Society of Nephrology meetings, biennial primary hyperoxaluria workshops, European urolithiasis meetings, FASEB or Gordon Research Conferences, or quadrennial International Symposia on Urolithiasis.

Travel to visit collaborating researchers outside of Mayo Clinic is also considered by this mechanism.

Nephrology training grant

Mayo Clinic's Kidney Disease Research Training Program prepares biomedical and clinical scientists for independent investigative careers in academic nephrology and basic renal sciences. M.D. graduates who have commenced or have completed training in clinical nephrology and Ph.D. graduates can apply.

The first year of the two- to three-year program is supported by the nephrology training grant.