AUA/IAUA Chakrobortty Fellowship Program

The AUA/Indian American Urological Association (IAUA) Chakrobortty Fellowship Program in partnership with the Puli Pradip Reddy Memorial Fund at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Funded in part by the AUA, IAUA, and Puli Pradip Reddy Memorial Fund at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, this program promotes the interchange of urological skills, expertise and knowledge. The program provides outstanding and promising junior faculty members in India with an opportunity to interact with colleagues in North America.

With medical advances often the result of collaboration, the Chakrobortty Fellowship Program has the potential to directly impact the educational opportunities for young urologists while improving the delivery of quality care to patients in India. This level of collaboration also enhances the knowledge and global perspectives of AUA and IAUA members in North America.

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Program Schedule

Funded in part by the AUA, IAUA, and Puli Pradip Reddy Memorial Fund at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, this program is designed for two Indian urologists to visit a North American host institution for up to a four-week period in the spring of 2023 and to attend the AUA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 28 – May 1, 2023. The scholars will have the unique opportunity to observe urologic operations and procedures (no hands-on), and attend clinics and staff activities. Visiting scholars will be provided a stipend to support their stay in the United States.

One scholar should be a Pediatric urologist or have a strong interest in Pediatric urology, and will visit Cincinnati Children's. The other selected scholar may be in any urology subspecialty area, and their host institution will be determined at a later date.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a urologist in India and be a member of the local or national urological organization in India
  • 42 years old or less (at time of application)
  • MD or MBBS degree and rank of instructor or higher
  • Be a certified practicing urologist (within first 10 years of practice)
  • Demonstrate competent command of the English language
  • Be able to proactively assist in obtaining visa (as needed) and communicate consistently via email with AUA staff
  • Be able to travel for up to 4 weeks

Application Process

The candidate must fill out an online application and submit electronic versions of the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement (300 words or less) describing how participation in the program will benefit him/her both personally and professionally
  • A letter of support from department chair (must be signed and on letterhead)

Application Deadline

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by October 1, 2022.