Nursing Research Grants
Since 1955, more than 1,100 beginning and experienced nurse researchers have received over $6 million for research addressing important issues of practice of care and the profession. In keeping with both the terms of the fund endowments that we steward with great care, and the spirit of innovation, the American Nurses Foundation is taking the Nursing Research Grants program in a new direction.
Rather than a singular annual RFP, the Foundation will issue separate targeted calls for proposals over the course of the year, and make some commissioned research grants. These grants, though fewer in number than previous years, will be larger in size, and more strategically targeted to address topics that are essentially pertinent at this time, and consistent with the ANAE Enterprise strategic plan, Foundation core interests, and the purposes of endowed funds.
The Foundation will support new, innovative research studying:
- Nursing leadership's role in the impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Nursing leadership's role in addressing health care inequities and racism within the field of nursing research
Collaborative Care Grant - RFP now open, applications due December 10
This interprofessional collaboration between nurses and pharmacists, offered in partnership with the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation, awards $75,000 over 18 months. This joint endeavor supports innovative projects co-led by nurses and pharmacists to stimulate and demonstrate how team-based care enhances safe and effective use of medications.
- Innovating or evaluating new services or technologies to minimize barriers to care for populations such as at-risk or complex patients from underserved communities, or individuals who are elderly, have comorbidities or require chronic care.
- Focusing on complex systems and processes (e.g. emergency departments), transitions of care, continuums of care, preventative care.
- Priority to be given to research that measures teamwork and meaningful outcomes, such as decreased patient harm, increased patient involvement in care, reduced hospital admissions/readmissions, and improved quality of life.
Interested applicants can find the RFP here. How to Apply webinar: Aug. 9, 2023 at noon ET, and the recording will be posted shortly thereafter.
Collaborative Care Grants for Nurse-Pharmacist Research Teams
Optimizing patient-centered, team-based care is essential to ensuring equitable, effective, and efficient health care. The American Nurses Foundation and the ASHP Foundation have joined in partnership to offer the second competitive grant to support innovative projects, co-led by nursing and pharmacy, to stimulate and demonstrate the impact of team-based care that enhances the safe and effective use of medications.
The award provides $75,000 for an 18-month research project, led by Co-Investigators Christine Marie Hallman, DNP, APRN, ACHPN, NP-C, primary nurse practitioner for the community-based telehealth PATCH program at MedStar Health Washington Hospital Center, and Kathryn A. Walker, PharmD, BCPS, FAAHPM, assistant vice president at MedStar Health and an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Their feasibility study seeks to implement a standardized, patient-centered, team-based deprescribing process in a diverse community-based palliative care PATCH (Palliative Telehealth Connecting to Home) Program. This effort aims to ensure all patients can benefit from careful alignment of their medications and goals of care. The study will help establish a new model of team-based deprescribing in an underserved population by incorporating a structured approach within the standard clinical workflow. In the future, the findings can serve as a resource to other teams caring for patients with serious illness, providing insight into patient/family experiences and thereby filing a gap within the existing body of literature. Read more about the award here.
The grant was supported in part by generous contributions from Stryker Medical to American Nurses Foundation for research purposes.
Study results were published in the American Journal of Cardiology - DOI.
Ambulatory Research Grant
With support from the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) Research Endowment Fund, the Foundation has bestowed its first ambulatory care research grant. This $200,000 award to principal investigator Kortney F. James, PhD, RN, PNP, a postdoctoral fellow within the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and co-investigators Kristen Choi, Phd, MS, RN and Misty Richards, MD, MS, Joann Elmore, MD, MPH, supports a 2-year study, Nurses Address Perinatal Mental Health Inequities among Black Women and Birthing People: A Feasibility Study.
Registered nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce in the United States, and as such, nurses are in an ideal position to identify pregnany/postpartum people who may have depression and/or anxiety. This study will leverage the skills and expertise of registered nurses to achieve health equity for Black women and birthing people by implementing Black Maternal Health 360, a training grounded in principles of Reproductive Justice to combat implicit racial bias among registered nurses. The training also uses a nurse-led depression and anxiety screening protocol to refer Black women to local, culturally appropriate, and holistic mental health resources. Utilizing nurses to address mood and anxiety disorders from a Reproductive Justice framework may contribute to reduced racial disparities and greater health equity in mental health outcomes for Black pregnant and postpartum women/birthing people.
The Foundation identified the Fund's inaugural grant with counsel from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
As additional research grant opportunities open, notice will be posted to this webpage.
If you would like to receive direct notice of new grant opportunities, please send an email to NursingResearchGrants@ana.org with the subject line "NRG notifications" and include your name, organization, and email address. You will be added to the email distribution list to receive updates when new grant opportunities are posted.
For more information contact Karen Schofield-Leca, Director of Development, at email@example.com or 301-628-5095.
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