STTI/American Nurses Credentialing Center Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant


The Sigma Theta Tau International/American Nurses Credentialing Center Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant encourages nurses in clinical settings to apply evidence to practice and evaluate the effects on patient outcomes.  

Grant Details

Grants available: 1 annually
Funding: US $20,000
Deadline: 1 June 2017
Award notification: August 2017
Funding date: 1 November 2017

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 time frame; 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. This grant is sponsored by Hill-Rom.

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.
  • Depending on the year, disseminate findings through publications(s), podium or poster presentation at STTI research congress, biennial convention and/or ANCC Magnet Conference.
  • Letter of 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 (11:59 p.m. in your time zone, on 6 June 2017) will disqualify the application. Letter of agreements will be emailed on Friday, 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.
  • The 2017 grant recipient or proxy must be present at STTI's 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 28 October - 1 November 2017, to accept the award.

How to apply 

All applications must be submitted via the online submission system. A link to the submission system will be available in March 2017.

Contact Information

Research Services
Sigma Theta Tau International
Phone: 888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada toll-free) or +1.317.634.8171 (International)
Fax: +1.317.634.8188

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