Nurses looking to take their autoimmune disease and cancer treatment research to the next level have an opportunity to fund those efforts through DAISY Foundation grants. Nurses can apply through Sept. 5.
The foundation is offering two types of funding as part of the J. Patrick Barnes Grant program, according to a recent DAISY news release. These include research grants of up to $5,000 for studies involving clinical research that directly benefits patients and/or their families and evidence-based practice grants of up to $2,000 that use patient-focused data to study and develop improved nursing practices, the news release said.
Nurses have until Sept. 5 to submit a letter of intent for receiving grant funding. Although nurses who have EBP and/or research experience are encouraged to apply, no previous experience is necessary.
Qualified applicants must be registered nurses with current licenses. The program provides support for nurses 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 The DAISY Foundation website.
The foundation also intends to award grants to nurses who improve care outcomes for patients with autoimmune diseases and cancer as a result of their research findings.
Research considered must impact patients or family members of patients who have autoimmune disease or cancer. Work that does not directly include patients or their families will not be considered, according to the foundation website.
Funding may include money for small equipment, software, printed materials, data entry time, statistician time and buyout of clinical or staff nurses’ time to join the study team, according to the foundation website.
Tips for DAISY grant application success are available in the Nurse.com DAISY Foundation digital edition.
“We encourage young nurses, staff nurses, experienced and novice researchers to explore our grant program,” Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, DAISY co-founder and president, said in the Nurse.com digital edition. “And we strongly suggest that nurse applicants find an experienced researcher.”
Successful applicants also will have the opportunity to apply for subsequent funding, allowing recipients to share their findings at professional conferences through Lynne Doll Grants for Dissemination of Findings. Named in memory of Lynne Doll, a DAISY Foundation Board member and passionate supporter of the research program who died in 2010, the grant will provide up to $2,000 for expenses and fees for attending or presenting at a professional conference.
“Nurses want to make a difference for their patients,” Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, a faculty member and clinical nurse researcher at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle told Nurse.com. She leads The DAISY Foundation’s grant panel of reviewers. “Sometimes they need some support to bring that change to practice. Maybe a nurse needs time off to do research or needs supplies. These grants give the opportunity to ask and answer questions from nursing practice.”
Timeline for applying
Additional information on grant application guidelines will be presented during a webinar at 1 p.m. EDT July 19, 2018, by Kelly Brassil, PhD, RN. To participate in the webinar, visit https://zoom.us/j/229669603 or call (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833. Use Meeting ID 229 669 603.
For more information on the webinar, visit the DAISY Foundation website. To learn more about DAISY initiatives and the DAISY Award, bookmark the Nurse.com DAISY digital edition.
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