Awards

Awards

President’s Gold Medal

  • The medal is to be awarded to a member of the USI residing in India who has made an outstanding contribution to the progress of Urology in India. The contribution could be academic or organizational.
  • The nominee for the award will be recommended to the Council of USI by a committee appointed specifically for that purpose. The committee will consist of the President, Immediate Past President and President Elect
  • The recommendation of the Committee should reach the office of the Secretary of USI at least one month before the annual meeting of the USI. The correspondence should remain strictly confidential.
  • The decision of the committee`s recommendation will be placed before the council at its annual meeting during the annual conference of the USI. The decision of the council will be final.
  • The name of the recipient will be announced at the General Body Meeting.
  • Though the award is to be made annually, it may be cancelled if no suitable candidate is found.
  • No member will be given this award more than once.
    Presentation: Citation plus Certificate & Medal

 

USI Best Essay Competition

  • This annual essay competition is open to any member of the USI, either full or trainee member, who is less than 40 years of age.
  • The topic for the essay will be selected by the council of USI and will be announced at the General body meeting one year in advance.
  • The essay should be written in English and must not exceed three thousand words. In addition, a full bibliography should be given at the end of the essay.
  • The essay must be written by one author, a written declaration stating that he/she is the original and sole author of the essay must accompany the essay.
  • The essay typed in double space should reach the Office of the Hon. Secretary of USI by the stipulated date and should be sent by e-mail.
  • A brief bio-data of the author should also be sent along with the essay. Along with the bio-data of the author, a copy of the age certificate has to be provided.
  • The essay will be evaluated by a panel of experts appointed by the Hon Secretary, USI
  • The winner will be announced during the General Body Meeting
    Presentation: Memento & Certificate

 

USI Member Travel Fellowship

  • This annual award is open to anyone who is a full member of USI for a minimum period of three years and is less than 45 years of age.
  • The Fellowship is to enhance the knowledge in the field of Urologic surgery. The awardee will be expected to spend at least two weeks in an National institution of his choice for this purpose.
  • The member may send his application to the Hon Secretary, USI before the stipulated time
  • The application must be accompanied by:
    • A brief bio-data.
    • The name of the institution where the applicant proposes to spend the two weeks and the area of his training.
    • A certificate from the Head of the department or an equivalent authority stating their willingness to relieve the applicant for two weeks training period.
    • USI membership no. to be provided. A valid certificate stating the date of birth to be furnished.
  • The winner will be selected by the Executive committee of the council of USI. The decision of the committee will be ratified by the council of USI.
  • The name of the winner will be announced at the General Body Meeting of the USI.
  • The cash award will be made only after completion of the training and production of a certificate of satisfactory completion of the training from the Head of the Department of the host institution
    Presentation: Cash Award Rs. 4000/- and Certificate

 

USI Teacher Travel Fellowship Award

    • This cash award of Rs. 6000/- (Six thousand only) will be paid to Department of Urology of an Institution for sponsoring the visit of a teacher in Urology for the purpose of teaching the post-graduate students in Urology at the institution.
    • The invited teacher should be:
      • A recognized teacher in Urology for at least five years and that he should be a full member of the USI.
      • Should hold a senior rank such as Associate Professor or Professor of Urology.
      • Should be more than 45 years in age.
      • Must be willing to spend a minimum of a 7 days or a maximum of 14 days at the Institution to teach post graduate students.
    • The application for the award should be submitted by the Head of the Department of Urology of the host Institution stating the following details:
      • Name and brief bio-data of the teacher it intends to sponsor.
      • Acceptance letter from invited teacher.
      • Brief out line about the Urology training program at the Institution.
      • A valid date of birth certificate and USI membership no. of the teacher to be provided.
    • The application should reach the office of the Hon Secretary, USI before the stipulated time announced by the Secretary.
    • The winner will be selected by the Executive committee of the council of USI. The decision of the committee will be ratified by the council of USI.
    • The name of the institution and the selected teacher will be announced at the General Body Meeting of USI.
      Presentation: Cash Award of Rs. 6000/- to the Sponsoring Institution and a certificate to the teacher

 

USI Resident Domestic Travelling Fellowship

  • Two fellowships will be awarded every year.
  • Final year post graduate students undergoing M.Ch (Urology) or DNB (Urology) training are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a trainee member of USI. Applications should be made in a prescribed form which is available on the USI website before the stipulated time announced by the Honorary Secretary, USI.
  • Selection will be based on the CV and marks scored in an examination to be conducted by USI for this purpose
  • The winner will be declared during the valedictory function
  • The selected candidates should visit a centre of his / her choice as an observer for a period of two weeks. A report along with certificate of satisfactory completion of the observership from the visiting institute to be submitted
  • The cash prize and certificate will be given during the inaugural function of USICON
    Presentation: Cash Award Rs. 10000/- and Certificate (2 fellows selected in a year)

 

MIUC International Travel Fellowship
Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Candidate should be a full member of the USI
  • Age not below 35 and not above 45 years at the time of selection
  • Fellowship duration: Minimum of 1 month
  • The Candidate should have adequate number of publications of which a minimum of 5 should be in National Journals and 5 in International Journals, of these at least 2 should be research-oriented publications and the candidate should be the first author. These journals should only be those, which are indexed and peer reviewed
  • The Candidate should be actively participating in academic activities of USI and should have made academic contributions to the parent body by way of organizing symposia, workshop etc.
  • The Candidate should be involved in urological teaching
  • Should be involved in activities contributing to promotion, growth and development of Urology in community
  • The Candidate should have had an accepted podium presentation or a poster presentation either at the AUA, EAU or SIU Congresses, and the Travel Fellowship would be utilized to cover the travel expenses.
  • If suitable candidates are not available, the Award would be withheld for the year
  • The Award would be for Rs 50,000.00
  • All applicants should send their CV along with date of birth, reprints of their publications and two letters of recommendations, to the Honorary Secretary of the USI before 31st July

 

Prizes:
USI Best Paper prize

  • This competition is open to any member of the USI, full or trainee, who is either in Urology residency training or has been in practice for less than five years from the date of completion of his/her Urology training.
  • The paper must be in the field of Urology or ancillary discipline contributing to Urology.
  • The paper should be written by one author and the material presented must be significant work of the author carried out in India. In case the work has been done in collaboration, a certificate from the collaborators stating that the author has done the major part of the work must accompany the paper.
  • The material being presented in the paper must not have appeared elsewhere in any form viz.: publication or presentation, lecture, etc.
  • A soft copy of the full text of the paper must reach the office of the Secretary, USI before the last date specified for submission of paper during each annual conference. The author should inform the Secretary, USI that the paper is for USI Best Paper Prize Competition.
  • The papers will have to be presented by the author during the annual conference of USI. The time for presentation will be 8 (eight) minutes.
  • The papers will be adjudged independently by three /five judges appointed by the USI through the Secretary.
  • The prize winning paper may be submitted for publication in the Indian Journal of Urology.
  • The winner will be announced in the valedictory function and will be expected to receive the award in person during the next inaugural function of the USI conference. If the quality of the paper is not to the standard or if no papers are submitted, the prize will not be granted.
    Presentation: Memento & Certificate

 

USI Best Paper Prize for Young Urologists

  • This annual competition is open to any young full member of the Urological Society of India, below the age of 45, who is a practicing urologist in India. The paper must be written by one author and should be the work done in India.
  • The material being presented in the paper must be original research work of the author or the author should have actively participated in the research work. The material must not have appeared elsewhere in any form viz: publication, presentation, lecture or video etc. A letter to that effect has to be submitted along with the paper.
  • The paper should be sent latest by the stipulated date of abstract submission and should be marked for the prize.
  • The paper will have to be presented by the author during the annual conference of USI.
  • The papers will be adjudged independently by two or more judges appointed by the USI through the Secretary. The judges will submit their assessment independently to the Secretary or his nominee. The prize-winning paper may be submitted for publication in the Indian Journal of Urology.
  • The winner will be announced in the general body meeting and will be expected to receive the award in person during the next inaugural function of the USI conference.
  • If the quality of the papers presented are not to the standard or if no papers are submitted, the prize will not be granted
  • Presentation: Certificate & Memento

 

USI Best Poster prize

  • This prize competition is open to any member of the USI full or trainee.
  • The posters should not have been presented elsewhere in any format and the contents should not have been published by the authors.
  • The USI through the Honorary Secretary will appoint 3 judges for judging the posters in the USI meeting. The judges should mark their scores independently. The judges should submit the mark sheet to the USI Secretary or his nominee at the end of poster discussion each day. The final tabulation is done by the Secretary or his nominee and the result announced in the valedictory function.
  • The Best two Posters will receive the Prizes
    Presentation: Certificate & Memento

 

USI Best Video Prize

  • This competition is open to any member of USI full or trainee
  • Two best video presentations presented during prize session during the Annual Conference of USI will be selected for the award.
  • Online link for the video uploaded on YouTube should be sent during the online abstract submission.
  • Only one video must be included in one abstract.
  • The running time is 8 Minutes with 2 minutes for discussion.
  • All videos must contain the final edited form.
  • The edited form should not have the name of the author, or institution as the content since the videos will be sent for peer review
    Presentation: Memento & Certificate

 

USI Best prize for Innovations in Urology

  • This category is for papers presented by full members of USI for their INNOVATIONS IN UROLOGY
  • It could be an “INSTRUMENT” OR “A NEW CONCEPT IN UROLOGY”
  • The abstract should be submitted under this category before the scheduled last date for submission notified by the Secretary, USI
  • The abstracts will be peer reviewed and the accepted abstracts will be selected for presentation
  • A soft copy of the full text of the innovative work addressed as “Innovation in Urology” should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, USI before the stipulated date.
    Presentation: Memento & Certificate

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