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Announcements of grants, fellowships, scholarships, and other
funding sources for nursing programs, students, and research.

Current Opportunities

Posted April 6, 2015

  • The AACN/CDC Academic Partnership Project is pleased to announce support for Doctor of Nursing Practice Evidence-Based Projects that are focused on population health. The partnership project will provide two $10,000 project grants to DNP students from accredited programs in AACN member schools. These grants are intended to support evidence-based projects that contribute to population health outcomes.The funding will be provided in four equal quarterly payments to the awardee contingent on acceptance of quarterly progress reports against project deliverables. Proposals are due May 15, 2015. Awards will be announced on June 15, 2015. For more information on the call for proposals including application, click here.

  • The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)® is awarding funds to support research that will make a difference to nursing across the emergency nursing spectrum. There will be one $8,500 research scholarship awarded to a student in an accredited US doctoral nursing program; and one $8,500 research grant awarded to a faculty member of an accredited US nursing program. For eligibilty requriements and additional information, click here.

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Ongoing Grant Opportunities

Nursing Workforce Development Grants Available
The federal Division of Nursing has announced that grant application materials are now available for the Nursing Workforce Development programs. For details about each program, please
click here.

HRSA Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP)
The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) provides loan repayment of up to 85% of outstanding student loans to qualified nurses who agree to work in eligible. Sign up to receive e-mail notification when the 2013 Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program application opens.

IHS Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Education Loans
The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Education Loans. This program helps repay undergraduate and graduate loans of health professionals in return for full-time clinical service in Indian health programs. All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program and sign a two-year agreement to work in an Indian health program after completion of their studies. Approximately 298 awards averaging $40,000 each will be given. Application are due monthly beginning January 18, 2002. For more information,
click here.

Funding Opportunities from the American Cancer Society
For Nursing Training, Research, and Career Development
Annual Grant Deadlines: October 15 and April 1


The American Cancer Society, the largest not-for-profit funding source for cancer research, is pleased to invite applications for the following grants to support training, research, and career development in areas of interest to oncology nurses:

Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice:  Support for graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).  Awards may be for two years with stipend of $10,000 per year. Annual Deadline: February 1.

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing:  Provide support for study in a doctoral degree program in nursing or a related area, and prepare the graduate for a career as a cancer nurse scientist.   The initial award is for two years and provides a stipend of $15,000 per year.  Scholarships may be renewed for an additional two years based on satisfactory progress. Annual Deadline: October 15

Postdoctoral Fellowships: This award is to support the training of researchers who have just received their doctorate to enable them to qualify for an independent career in cancer research (including psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiologic, preclinical, clinical, and basic research). Awards are made for one to three years with progressive stipends of $40,000, $42,000, and $44,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year institutional allowance.

Mentored Research Scholar Grants in Applied and Clinical Research: Provides support for mentored research and training to full-time junior faculty, typically within the initial four years of their first independent appointment.  The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers.  Awards are for up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs.  Up to 10,000 per year for the mentor is included in the $135,000.

Research Scholar Grants: Support investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum.  Awards are for up to four years and for up to $200,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs.  Eligibility Criteria:  Independent investigators in the first six years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply.  Exceptions:  RSG applicants to the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program ONLY may be at any career stage provided the focus of their project is either:  1) health policy/health services research or 2) cancer disparity reduction (see Priority Focus Program below and full program policies for additional information including special terms for population-based studies).

SPECIAL INITIATIVES—REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS
Priority Focus in Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program: Cancer Health Disparities Research: The American Cancer Society has set as a nationwide objective the goal of eliminating disparities in cancer burdens by 2015.  To achieve this goal, research on the reduction of cancer health disparities is identified as a priority area for funding.  Within the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program, meritorious applications in psychosocial, behavioral, health policy and health services research that address cancer health disparities will be funded prior to meritorious applications focusing on other areas in cancer control and prevention research. 

Of particular interest are studies that focus on reducing disparities in the following population groups: African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, Asians/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans/Alaskan Natives, Low Income/Rural Poor.  Other population groups may also be considered, such as those characterized by gender, age, race/ethnicity, income, social class, disability, geographic location or sexual orientation.  In order to qualify for the Priority Program, the proposal must explicitly demonstrate relevance to cancer disparities and specify how the results can be used to reduce disparities.  Applications will be accepted using one of four mechanisms: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mentored Research Scholar Grant, Research Scholar Grant, or Clinical Research Professor.

For a full description of all American Cancer Society grants, including instructions and policies, visit www.cancer.org or call 404-329-7558, e-mail: grants@cancer.org

International Distance Learning, Inc. Seeks Consultants
International Distance Learning, Inc. (IDL) seeks to establish a joint venture to supply the curriculum of an accredited nursing college to foreign universities, colleges or schools in Eastern Europe, the Far East, Africa, the Caribbean and South America. IDL is currently looking for consultants interested in assisting with this new enterprise. Those interested are encouraged to contact Dr. Robert Ross at
ntmorse@aol.com.

Postgraduate Research Participation at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, opportunities to participate in research in exposure and disease registries, health investigations, public health assessments, toxicological profiles, emergency response, and health education are available at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta, GA. Eligible applicants must have completed a graduate degree within the last three years; others will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. For more information,
click here.

Faculty Research Participation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, opportunities to conduct research on infectious diseases, environmental health, epidemiology, or occupational safety and health are available at the CDC in Atlanta, GA and Morgantown, W. VA. Eligible applicants must be full-time college or university faculty. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. For more information, see
www.orau.gov/cdc or click here.

Faculty Research Participation at the National Center for Toxicological Research
Administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, opportunities to participate in research on the biological effects of potentially toxic chemicals and solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, AR. Eligible applicants must be full-time college or university faculty. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. For more information,
click here.

Postgraduate Internship at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, opportunities to participate in applied clinical research in areas such as occupational and environmental health engineering, entomology, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, health promotion, industrial hygiene and worksite hazards, ergonomics, environmental sanitation and hygiene, laboratory sciences, chemistry, biology, toxicology, health physics, environmental health risk assessment and risk communication, and related projects are available at the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine in the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens that have completed a doctoral degree within the last three years. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. For more information,
click here.

Faculty Internship at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine
Administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, opportunities to participate in applied clinical research in areas such as occupational and environmental health engineering, entomology, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, health promotion, industrial hygiene and worksite hazards, ergonomics, environmental sanitation and hygiene, laboratory science, chemistry, biology, toxicology, health physics, environmental health risk assessment and risk communication, and related projects are available at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine in the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and other approved locations. Eligible applicants must be US citizens who are full-time college or university faculty. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. For more information,
click here.

Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Researchers
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the availability of funds for educational loan repayment for qualified health professionals who agree to conduct pediatric research for at least two years with the NIH. Individuals who qualify must have an educational loan debt equal to 20% of their income, agree to conduct clinical research as employees of the NIH, and have earned a professional or doctoral degree. The program will pay up to $35,000 per year for two years. This is a continuous program so applications are always accepted.
Click here for more information.

Loan Repayment for Clinical Researchers
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the availability of funds for educational loan repayment for qualified health professionals who agree to be clinical researchers for at least two years with the NIH. Individuals who qualify must have an educational loan debt equal to 20% of their income, agree to conduct clinical research as employees of the NIH, and have earned a professional or doctoral degree. The program will pay up to $35,000 per year for two years. This is a continuous program so applications are always accepted.
Click here for more information.

Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research
The National Institutes of Health announce a program that provides for the repayment of educational loan debt of health professionals who agree to conduct research on minority health disparities or other health disparities for two years. Qualified applicants must possess a professional or doctoral degree. The program will pay up to $35,000 per year for two years. This is a continuous program so applications are always accepted.
Click here for more information.

Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announce a program that provides for the repayment of educational loan debt of health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Individuals who qualify must have an educational loan debt equal to 20% of their income and agree to conduct clinical research as employees of the NIH. Qualified applicants include individuals with a professional or doctoral degree, come from a disadvantaged background, and a non-federal employee at the time of application. The program will pay up to $35,000 per year for two years. This is a continuous program so applications are always accepted. Click here for more information.

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