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What we do
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"I want to thank the STTI members for contributing to the Foundation’s Research Fund for the Small Grant’s award. Your generosity will allow me to conduct my research that looks into the decision-making process in cancer genetics with emphasis on the clinicians’ views of carrier and family Involvement."

-- Sivia Barnoy (Delta Lambda-at-Large Chapter), Israel
2014 Small Research Grant Recipient

To encourage the advancement of nursing science through research around the globe, the Foundation’s Research Permanent Fund provides funding for small and collaborative research grants.

In 1936, Sigma Theta Tau International funded the first nursing research grant in the United States. Now the Foundation in collaboration with grant partners and thanks to donations from members, chapters, and friends of nursing  provides more than US $130,000 annually from the research permanent fund in research grants to nurses around the world.

To enable deserving nurses from around the world to participate in STTI leadership and educational programs such as the International Nursing Research Congress and the Biennial Convention, Leadership Education Grants are awarded from the Foundation’s Leadership Fund. The fund also supports membership subsidies to help students accept and members maintain their membership when faced with financial hardships or natural disasters.

To ensure we are the global organization of choice for nursing, donations to the Foundation’s 21st Century Permanent Fund support emerging initiatives that positively impact world health. For example, the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy Africa — funded by Johnson & Johnson — helps nurses who are improving maternal-child health care outcomes. Additional financial support needed is provided from the 21st Century Fund.


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