National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Invites Medical Research Proposals on Generalised Vulvodynia

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NVA Invites Medical Research Proposals

  • Deadline to Submit Letter of Intent is Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Deadline to Submit Application is Monday, October 22, 2018

The NVA is seeking research proposals on the causes or treatment of Generalized Vulvodynia. If you are interested in applying, please send an email to Phyllis Mate ( by Friday, September 21, 2018 that includes a brief (1-2 paragraph) summary of your proposed study’s design and objectives. Once we have received this information from you, we will email you a full application to complete and submit by Monday, October 22, 2018.

The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and we require confirmation that all funds will be applied to direct research costs, not institutional costs. If you’ve previously applied and/or received grant support from the NVA, you are still eligible to apply. Summaries of studies that NVA has funded to date can be viewed on NVA’s websiteWe welcome correspondence about potential projects.

To discuss your proposal, please contact Phyllis Mate via email (

National Vulvodynia Association
PO Box 4491, Silver Spring, MD 20914-4491
301-299-0775 (phone) | 301-299-3999 (fax) |


Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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