The Sexual Medicine Society of North America works 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. It is the society's hope that this program will encourage young people to become interested in sexual medicine research and make it a focal point of their careers.
To support this mission, the society has issued a Request for Proposals for its SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Program. The annual program offers young investigators who are interested in sexuality research the opportunity to obtain funding to support their research while engaged in qualifying research in sexuality.
Grants will be awarded to graduate or medical students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and postdoctoral/post-residency fellows. Because sexual medicine is a multidisciplinary field and sex impacts almost every aspect of human endeavor in some way, we encourage applications from aspiring researchers representing diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to urology, psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, social work, and law.
1) Undergraduate/Medical/Graduate School Level: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for direct research costs and/or living expenses while the scholar conducts a summer research project.
2) Resident or Postdoctoral/Fellow: Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to subsidize a mentored one-year fellowship in sexuality and sexual health. Smaller grants may be considered to subsidize research expenses for a postdoctoral fellow's independent research projects with an established mentor as co-PI.
See the SMSNA website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.