Nursing Research Grants

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The American Nurses Foundation Nursing Research Grants Program was founded almost 60 years ago to encourage the research career development of nurses. This program continues to grow with contributions for nursing research, from organizations and individuals. These donations support scientific research for advancing the practice of nursing, promoting health and preventing disease.

Call for Applications

Each year, through our Nursing Research Grants program, the American Nurses Foundation 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. Listed below are the specific grants available. Some have research area requirements, and some require or give preference to membership in a specific nursing association.

A new feature of the American Nurses Foundation’s program is support for clinically based research. To support improving the quality of care provided in clinical settings and the integral role nurses play in designing better care, the Foundation will fund studies of systematic, data-guided activities designed to bring about improvement in healthcare delivery funded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Stryker Medical.