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Although nurses may be interested in grant opportunities described throughout this guide, this page emphasizes opportunities specifically for nurses.
Non-Governmental - Nurses
AACN Grants Program
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Awards up to nine grants annually, with awards ranging from $1,500 to $50,000.
American Cancer Society: Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice
Supports graduate students pursuing a master's degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).
American Nephrology Nurses' Association
ANNA offers a variety of research grants and awards. Membership in the association is required.
American Nurses Foundation
ANF provides funds to beginner and experienced nurse researchers to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care. Awards are given in all areas of nursing, including healthy patient outcomes, health care policy development, critical care, gerontology, women’s health, community and family intervention.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
APNA awards research grants to enhance scientific contributions advancing the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. APNF established these awards to seed new investigators who are beginning their research careers and will award up to four (4) individual grants of up to $5,000 per award. As such, priority will be given to investigators who are early in their research trajectories and who have not previously had major intra- or extramural funding.
Professional development scholarships to help nurses maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality care through select education programs.
APHON - Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses
A Nursing Grants Program designed to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients and their families.
National Hemophilia Foundation
Provides fellowships to support registered nurses currently employed or interested in hemophilia care to conduct nursing research or clinical projects. Endorsement by a federally funded hemophilia treatment center is recommended.
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
The mission of the ONS Foundation is to improve cancer care and the lives of people with cancer by funding oncology nursing research, scholarships, awards, and educational programs.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Grants
In 2010 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded approximately $300 million in grants that fell within seven program areas.
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
"Sigma and collaborating nursing organizations present... research grant opportunities to nurses around the globe."
Governmental - Nurses
National Institute of Nursing Research
NINR invites applications containing innovative ideas and sound methodology in all aspects of nursing research consistent with the focus of health promotion and disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life. NINR is part of NIH.