Grants & Scholarships

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Grant Submissions Accepted: August 1, 2016

Click here for video and written tutorials explaining the application process.

MNRS Dissertation Research Grants 

Dissertation Research Grants - up to $2,500
Founders' Circle Endowment Fund - up to $2,500
MNRS/CANS Dissertation Research Grant - $5,000
MNRS/NLN PhD/DNP Dissertation Research Grant - $2,500*
(*MNRS awards a $2,500 grant in the spring; NLN awards a $2,500 grant in the fall)

Doctoral students may only apply for dissertation awards.

MNRS Seed Grants

MNRS Seed Grant - $10,000
MNRS New Investigator Seed Grant - $10,000

MNRS Named Grants

MNRS/Sally Lusk Grant - $2,500
MNRS/Joseph & Jean Buckwalter Grant - $5,000 (NEW for 2015)

Applications Available:  August 1, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  October 31, 2016

MNRS/Sigma Theta Tau Int'l (STTI) Research Grant 

MNRS/STTI Research Grant - $2,500 

Applications Available:  January 1, 2016
Deadline for Submission: April 1, 2016

(Funding Available:  August 1, 2016)

MNRS/American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Research Grant

MNRS/ANF Research Grant - $5,000

Applications Available:  February 1, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  May 1, 2016


MNRS Student Research Scholars' Award 

Graduate Research Scholars' Award - $500 (2 awarded)
Undergraduate Research Scholars' Award - $500 (2 awarded)

Applications Available:  August 1, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  December 5, 2016


Please click here for a listing of other grant opportunities you might be interested in.


The MNRS Grants Committee is pleased to announce the use of new Grant application reviewer criteria for this year. It will be used in a pilot study focusing on its’ usefulness. This criteria was graciously provided to MNRS by Sigma Theta Tau Institute (STTI). A summary of the criteria has been provided below for applicants use. Please feel free to reach out to staff or either Grant’s Committee Co-Chairs with any questions.

MNRS Staff
Barbara Polivka
Kathleen Bobay

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Grant Reviewer Criteria Summary
Both the Grant Application and the Reviewer Critique will be completed online. The written critique you will receive post submission will address strengths, weaknesses, clarity and consistency in the application. Please focus on the following areas.
• Specific aims/purpose
• Background and significance
• Conceptual framework
• Literature review
• Design and methods
• Data analysis
• Writing style
• Supporting documentation
• Budget
• Overall summary  


If you would like an extension to your current grant deadline, please download our "Grant Extension Request Instructions" and complete the "Grant Extension Request" form and the "Revised Budget & Timeline" form and return it with your plan for moving forward and your Principal Investigator's (PI's) signature.  


If you are a grant recipient and have completed or are nearing the end of your term, please complete the Grant Final Report


Have your grants reviewed before you apply!

A roster of experts have agreed to do one pre-submission grant review and/or one manuscript review per year with the payment for this service to be made directly to the MNRS Foundation. Learn more here.