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American Nurses Credentialing Center Partners with Sigma on Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant


SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has partnered with the Sigma Foundation for Nursing to provide an evidence-based implementation grant. Nurses in clinical settings are encouraged to apply evidence to practice and evaluate the effects on patient outcomes. The deadline to apply is July 1st.

Grant Details

Grants available: 1 annually
Funding: US $20,000
Deadline: 1 July 2024
Award notification: Late August 2024
Funding date: 1 November 2024

Research Funding

Funds for this grant are provided by Sigma Foundation for Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The grant will be evaluated and awarded based on the quality of the proposal which includes: background and significance; problem statement including EBP model; evidence synthesis providing support for proposed intervention; goals with time frame; estimated magnitude for improvement to patient care and outcomes; implementation strategy; evaluation plan for implementation and outcomes; budget. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date, nor do they cover publication costs or travel for presentations. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Principal project lead must be a registered nurse (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent).
  • Principal project lead must be a member of either American Nurses Association or Sigma.
  • Proposed EBP project can be inter-professional in design, but must be nurse-led.
  • EBP project implementation site in a clinical setting.
  • IRB approval or documentation of a similar process will be required prior to funding. It is not required to submit a proposal.
  • Must be ready to initiate project when funding is received.
  • Must complete project within eighteen (18) months of funding; no cost extensions are not available for this grant.
  • Included with proposal, a letter of support with contact information for agency/institution affirming consent for the project, must be uploaded and submitted in the appendices section of the application.
  • Submit a final report to ANCC and Sigma as well as submit a completed abstract or full paper to the Sigma Repository to receive final grant disbursement, if owed.
  • Letters of agreement will be emailed on 10 June 2024 to the project lead only after the completed application deadline. Failure to return the completed and signed agreement by the due date noted of 11:59 p.m. in your time zone, by 10 July 2024 will disqualify the application. An application is considered complete when you:
    • have completed step #6 of the application
    • received an automatically generated confirmation from the system
    • have emailed the signed letter of agreement back to the grant's coordinator

There will be no exceptions to completing this step.

  • Grant recipient or proxy MUST be present at an to accept the award. Additional details will be forthcoming.

How to Apply

 All applications must be submitted via the online submission system, HERE.


About the American Nurses Credentialing Center
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits health care organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition-to-practice programs that prepare nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, visit us at and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

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