Nurses seeking to improve treatment of patients with auto-immune diseases and cancer can apply for a research or evidence-based practice project grant awarded by the DAISY Foundation.
The fall deadline to submit a letter of intent for the grant through the J. Patrick Barnes Research Grant program is Sept. 16.
The Foundation offers two types of research grants through the program: grants of up to $5,000 for projects involving clinical research studies that directly benefit patients and/or families; and evidence-based practice grants of up to $2,000 that use patient-focused data to study and develop improved nursing practices.
Successful applicants also will be encouraged to apply for subsequent funding to share their findings at professional conferences. This funding comes through the Lynne Doll Grants for Dissemination of Findings and provides grantees with up to $2,000 for expenses and fees for attending or presenting at a professional conference. The program is named in memory of DAISY Foundation Board member Lynne Doll, who championed the foundation’s research program and worked to ensure that nurses knew of the availability of funding for their work.
The DAISY Foundation provides these grants to support RNs “who continually evaluate their practice, seek answers to clinical questions in an effort to improve their practice and change their practice based on evidence and evaluation of that change,” according to a news release.
The foundation encourages nurses who have research/EBP experience — as well as those who do not have such experience — to apply. Additional information and the grant applications are available at http://daisyfoundation.org/.