MNRS Dissertation Research Grants

Applications Accepted: August 3, 2015
Deadline for Submission: November 2, 2015

 

Doctoral students may only apply for dissertation awards.
Submission instructions below.

MNRS Dissertation Research Grant

The Midwest Nursing Research Society is pleased to offer a Dissertation Research Grant of up to $2,500 each. The purpose of the dissertation grant is to encourage dissertation research that advances nursing science and practice. Funds are available for quantitative and qualitative research on any topic relevant to nursing science.

Founders' Circle Endowment Fund Grant

The Midwest Nursing Research Society Foundation is pleased to offer a Founders' Circle Endowment Fund Grant of up to $2,500 each. The purpose of the dissertation grant is to encourage dissertation research that advances nursing science and practice. Funds are available for quantitative and qualitative research on any topic relevant to nursing science.

MNRS/NLN PhD Dissertation Research Grant

MNRS and the National League for Nursing (NLNare partnering to support nursing education research.  The purpose of the MNRS/NLN PhD Dissertation Grant is to: 1) increase the quality and quantity of doctoral dissertations focused on nursing education, 2) advance the science of nursing education, and 3) increase awareness of support for nursing education research by the MNRS and NLN.  Scholars with dissertation proposals that focus on advancing the science of nursing education are invited to apply.  Each organization offers a $2,500 grant.  Applicants have two opportunities.  MNRS awards a $2,500 grant in the spring; NLN awards a $2,500 grant in the fall.  Award recipients are encouraged to disseminate their research outcomes. Please click here to view NLN's 2012-2015 NLN Research Priorities in Nursing Education and click here to view NLN's grant submissions guidelines.  We also suggest that you visit the NLN website for more information.

MNRS/CANS Dissertation Research Grant

One of the dissertation grants offered is in conjunction with Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) for up to $5,000. The purpose of the dissertation grant is to encourage dissertation research that advances nursing science and practice. Funds are available for quantitative and qualitative research on any topic relevant to nursing science. Recipients must be a member of both organizations to be eligible for this grant.

 

Submissions will only be accepted between August 3 - November 2, 2015. When more than one investigator is listed, the first individual named is the MNRS point of contact. The first investigator will assume responsibility for the conduct of the research. No additional information will be accepted after the proposal has been received except for formal notification of IRB approval.

The proposal/applications are reviewed by the MNRS Grant Review Committee. The policies and procedures are made by the MNRS Grant Review Committee. Recommendation for funding is made to the MNRS Board of Directors. No proposals will be returned to the grant applicant.


HOW TO SUBMIT:

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION*

For a video tutorial of the application process, click here.

For written directions of the application process, click here.

IMPORTANT: If you are submitting for any of the above grants (excluding the MNRS/NLN PhD/DNP Dissertation Research Grant), please choose "MNRS Dissertation Research Grant" link.  The MNRS/NLN PhD/DNP Dissertation Research Grant has it's own selection line.

Submissions are online only. Applicants may only apply to one grant per reviewing period.


OTHER INFORMATION

Notification

Recipients will be notified if they have received a 2015 Dissertation Research Grant in early January 2015.

Funding
Funding starts at the end of the Annual Conference (April 16-19, 2015 - Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, IN), but only after the recipient has received IRB approval and submitted their University's W9. Attaining IRB approval is the responsibility of the investigator.

Budget is not to exceed applicable grant amount. Only expenses essential to the conduct of the proposed research will be funded. No indirect costs are allowed.

Allowable expenses:

  • Personnel: RAs can be hired on an hourly or FTE% basis. State percentage of effort on project and salaries and benefits. PI and CoPI salaries, and subcontractors, are NOT allowable.
  • Supplies: Items with a unit cost of $500 or less.
  • Travel only as related to carrying out this research proposal NOT to present the findings of the study
  • Printing, parking, food postage, subject incentives, telephone, and duplicating in this category.

Prohibited expenses:

  • Equipment
  • Supplies with a unit cost of more than $500
  • Personal computers
  • PI and CoPI salaries
  • Subcontractors
  • Educational assistance such as tuition, textbooks, or dissertation preparation
  • Travel or per diem to present papers or posters to MNRS or any other conference
  • Conference registration
  • Funds cannot be used to travel to the MNRS Conference
  • MNRS membership