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Home : Research : Research Grants : EBP Implementation Grant Program

Sigma Theta Tau International/American Nurses Credentialing Center Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Implementation Grant Program

To support nurses in clinical settings to apply evidence to practice and evaluate the effects on patient outcomes. 

Research Funding
The grant will be evaluated and awarded based on the quality of the proposal which includes: background and significance; problem statement including EBP model; evidence synthesis providing support for proposed intervention; goals with timeframe; estimated magnitude for  improvement to patient care and outcomes; implementation strategy; evaluation plan for implementation and outcomes; budget.  Funding for this grant is made possible thanks to support from Hill-Rom. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date, nor do they cover publication costs or travel for presentations.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Principal project lead must be a registered nurse (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent.)
  • Principal project lead must be a member of either American Nurses Association or STTI.
  • Proposed EBP project can be inter-professional in design, but must be nurse-led.
  • EBP project implementation site in a clinical setting.
  • IRB approval will be required prior to funding.  It is not required to submit a proposal.
  • Must be ready to initiate project when funding is received.
  • Must complete project within twenty-four (24) months of funding; no cost extensions.
  • With proposal, must submit letter of support with contact information for agency/institution affirming consent for the project.
  • Submit to ANCC/STTI a final report; submit a completed abstract or full paper to STTI's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
  • Disseminate findings through publications(s), podium or poster presentation at STTI research congress, biennial convention and/or ANCC Magnet Conference.
  • Grant agreement will be sent via email to project lead after application is submitted.  Failure to return completed and signed agreement by the due date noted below (11:59pm in your time zone, on 5 June 2015) will disqualify the application.  Grant agreements will be emailed on Tuesday, 2 June to applicants with completed applications ONLY.  An application is considered complete when you have completed step #6 of the application and receive an automatically generated confirmation from the system.
  • Grant recipient or proxy MUST be present at the 43rd STTI Biennial Convention, 7-11 November, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada to accept the award.
Grants available: 1 annually
Funding: US $20,000
Deadline: 1 June 2016
Award notification: ​August 2016
Funding date: 1 October 2016

Contact Information

Research Services
Sigma Theta Tau International
Phone: 888.634.7575 (US/Canada) or +1.317.634.8171(international)

Fax: +1.317.634.8188
How to apply: All applications must be submitted via the online submission system. A link to the submission system is available in March 2016.

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