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Home : Research : Research Grants : Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award

Rosemary Berkel CrispSigma Theta Tau International/Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award



To support nursing research in the critical areas of women's health, oncology, and pediatrics. 


Research Funding

The allocation of funds is based upon a research project that is ready for implementation in the area of women's health, oncology, or pediatrics; the quality of the proposed research, future potential of the application, appropriateness of the research budget, and feasibility of time frame. Funds provided by interest from a gift from The Harry L. Crisp, II and Rosemary Berkel Crisp Foundation to the honor society's Research Endowment.

Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered nurse with current license
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Have a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program
  • Submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received
  • Complete project within one (1) year of funding.
  • Submit to STTI a final report; submit completed abstract to STTI's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
  • Note: Some preference will be given to applicants residing in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Grants available: 1 per year
Funding: US$5,000 (max)
Deadline: 1 December 2015
Funding date:

1 June 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 here.


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