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

Current Opportunities

Posted August 20, 2014

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Program has issued a Call for Proposals for the 2015 program, with a deadline of October 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm (ET). The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care. For more information, click here.

Posted July 16, 2014

  • The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is sponsoring partial scholarships of $5,000 for up to eight Gold Humanism Scholars at the Harvard Macy Institute 2015 Program for Educators (tuition is $5,800, travel/lodging is additional). The foundation seeks to support health profession educators working to develop and enhance educational projects focused on achieving humanistic patient care that can be replicated across a variety of healthcare delivery settings. Deadline for applications is August 11, 2014. For more information on how to apply, click here.

Posted May 21, 2014

  • The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Faculty Loan Repayment Program. There will be a technical assistance conference call on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 1:00 -3:00 PM ET for potential applicants interested in learning more about the program. This initiative provides loan repayment assistance to health professionals who agree to serve on the faculty of an accredited health professions college or university for two years. Participants may receive up to $40,000 towards their loans, as well as funds to offset the tax burden. In addition, faculty in the program should receive matching funds from their employing school and participants may reapply for an additional two year contract, should they have additional qualifying student loans. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are due June 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET. To join the conference call, dial 1-888-391-7045 and use passcode 2240736. To learn more about the program, see: www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/Faculty/index.html.
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) plans to invest an additional $960,000 in stipends to as many as 12 nursing students pursuing advanced degrees to become nurse educators through the company’s Project RN nurse education partnership program. Project RN’s 2014 grant awards include $80,000 stipends over 36 months for one student at 12 schools. Students pursuing master's or doctoral level nursing degrees at the selected universities were eligible to apply for the CareFirst-funded stipends and were selected by each university on an individual basis. The stipends can be used by students beginning classes in the spring or fall semesters of 2014. Since 2007, Project RN has helped alleviate the shortage of qualified nurse educators in regional schools with grant recipients committing to teach nurses at schools in Maryland, D.C. or Northern Virginia for at least three years after receiving their degree. For more information, click here.

Posted February 26, 2014

  • The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is accepting applications for the 2014 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program (PASP). The application deadline is March 7, 2014. The PASP exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. This unique program provides mini-grant funds for students to implement a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators focused project within a student's community or at their academic institution. This year’s symposium will be held June 20-22, 2014. Please visit www.aptrweb.org/pasp to learn more about the PASP and to access the online application. For additional information, contact APTR: (202) 463-0550, ext 137, or email: pasp@aptrweb.org.

Posted January 22, 2014

  • The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc. has endowed a Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Geriatric Nursing Scholarship in honor of Mathy Mezey, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University, College of Nursing. The naming of the scholarship recognizes Dr. Mezey’s lifelong work dedicated to geriatric nursing education and to improving the quality of care for older people. The NEF Mathy Mezey Fund will provide monies to students specializing in geriatric nursing at both the master’s and doctoral levels of education. NEF, Inc. has served as the largest, private, non-profit professionally endorsed source of funding for advanced study in nursing for over 100 years. Awards are provided to nursing students in accredited master’s and doctoral programs, preparing leaders in education, practice, and research. For funding information see http://www.n-e-f.org.

Posted September 18, 2013

  • The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is seeking doctoral nursing students interested in boosting their basic or clinical research careers by becoming an NINR Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) Fellow starting fall of 2014. Applications are due no later than Monday, December 2, 2013, at 5:00 pm (ET). For more information, visit www.ninr.nih.gov/GPP or contact Dr. Mary B. Engler, NINR Division of Intramural Research Training Program Director.

Posted July 22, 2013

  • The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is sponsoring partial scholarships of $5,000 for up to
    Eight Gold Humanism Scholars at the Harvard Macy Institute 2014 Program for Educators (program information available at www.harvardmacy.org, tuition $5,800, travel/lodging additional). The foundation seeks to support health profession educators working to develop and enhance educational projects focused on achieving humanistic patient care that can be replicated across a variety of healthcare delivery settings. The deadline for application submissions is August 9, 2013. For more information, click here.

Posted May 15, 2013

  • The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) announces the release of new funding titled “Planning Grants for Translating CKD Research into Improved Clinical Outcomes (R34).” The application due date is July 30, 2013. Sending a letter of intent is strongly encouraged by June 30, 2013. The RFA is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-002.html. To request additional information, please contact Dr. Andrew Narva at narvaa@niddk.nih.gov.

Posted April 17, 2013

  • The Nursing Economic$ Foundation is now accepting applications for four $5,000 scholarships until June 15, 2013. Complete information, including candidate requirements is available online. For additional information visit, www.nursingeconomics.net.

Posted February 20, 2013

  • The Hartford Institute 2013 Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program will be held on July 29–August 2, 2013. This program is an opportunity for researchers in academia or hospitals to participate in a week-long, intensive summer seminar at NYU College of Nursing for an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. Space is limited! Application deadline is May 1, 2013. For additional information, click here or contact (212) 992-9416 or hartford.ign@nyu.edu.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs 2013-2014 Postdoctoral Nurse Fellowship Program is designed to provide nurses who have a research- focused doctorate the opportunity to broaden their scientific or research background, or to extend their potential for clinical research in nursing. Applications should be received by no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2013. For more information, eligiblity criteria, and the RFP, click here.

Posted December 17, 2012

  • Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is now accepting applications for the Hollie Shaner-McRae Nursing Student Essay Contest. Essays must focus on how nursing students can encourage the “greening of health care,” and be specific to an activity that a nursing student could potentially do or is currently involved in doing. The first prize winner will receive a free registration to the annual CleanMed conference (April 24-26, 2013 in Boston) as well as a subsidy for travel. Essays are due February 22, 2013. To apply and review award details and application forms, visit http://www.theluminaryproject.org/article.php?id=56.
  • The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is seeking applicants for the Macy Faculty Scholars Program, which is designed to foster innovation and develop the next generation of leaders in health professions education. Up to five early- to mid-career nursing and medicine faculty will be selected to lead new educational reforms at their home institutions over two years. Scholars are awarded $100,000 per year and are provided opportunities for further career development through national meetings and participation in Macy Foundation activities. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm (ET). To apply, visit http://macyfoundation.org/macy-scholars.

Posted November 28, 2012

  • The NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship is designed to foster collaboration between National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) staff and visiting scholars on a wide range of topics of mutual concern. The 13-month fellowship allows scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys. All applicants must demonstrate training and/or experience in health services research and its methodology, especially quantitative data analysis, reflecting disciplines such as nursing, public health, public administration, and health care administration among others. This opportunity is open to graduate students, post-doctoral students, and health professionals. The application deadline is January 7, 2013. For more details, see www.academyhealth.org/nchs.

Posted October 17, 2012

  • The American Nurses Foundation is requesting proposals for a special grant to encourage research by qualified nurse scholars’ and/or nursing doctoral students’ research about African American nurses.  Funded by a gift from legendary nurse leader Mary Elizabeth Carnegie, up to $20,000 in support is available. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2012.  Please direct questions to Gisele.Marshall@ana.org.

Posted August 15, 2012

  • American Cancer Society has announced two scholarships opportunities for graduate nursing students. Doctoral Scholarships in Cancer Nursing - These scholarships 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. Awards are made for up to two years, with possibility of two-year renewal based on satisfactory progress. The annual deadline is October 15. For eligibility and scholarship details, click here. Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice - This award supports graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cancer nursing or a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP). Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of one and a maximum of two years of funding. Continued funding is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the graduate program. The annual deadline is February 1. For eligibility and scholarship details, click here.

Posted July 18, 2012

  • Cherokee Uniforms, a leading provider of medical scrubs, has announced an extension of the nomination period for its 10th annual Inspired Comfort Award to August 1, 2012 from the previous deadline of June 30, 2012. Winners will be announced in October. Entering its second decade, the award continues to recognize extraordinary nurses and non-physician healthcare professionals who demonstrate exceptional service, sacrifice, and innovation in patient care and serve as an inspiration to colleagues, peers, family, and friends. For more information, visit http://inspiredcomfort.com.

Posted May 16, 2012

  •  AAMC Announces Call for Proposals for Interprofessional Education Collaboration
    The AAMC announces a call for submissions for competency-based learning and assessment resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care. AAMC, a partner in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), has been awarded funding by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to launch an interprofessional education portal in support of the IPEC report: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. With guidance from the IPEC-MedEdPORTAL Advisory Committee, fifteen (15) applicants will be awarded $2,000. To review submission criteria, please review: Call for Submissions.

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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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