Funding Opportunities

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Future of Nursing Scholars Program

Our College has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for two incoming 2017 PhD students to be part of the Future of Nursing Scholars program. As part of this program, students will accelerate their time in the PhD program to finish in 3 years of full-time study. Chosen students will receive $125,000 spread over the 3 years of the program. This is a generous amount of funding that can be used towards tuition and other expenses. This program is open to incoming students who already have a master’s or DNP degree and provides outstanding national leadership development, including “boot camps” each summer sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

►More info: http://futureofnursingscholars.org/

For more information, please contact Dr. Anne Rosenfeld at anner@email.arizona.edu or (520) 626-4947.

National Institutes of Health

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)

The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields.

►More info: https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/fellowships/F31

Due dates: Aug. 8, Dec. 8, April 8

Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research. This two-year award supports the completion of the doctoral research project.

More info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-181.html

UA College of Nursing Awards to Support DNP Project and Dissertation Research

The Office of Nursing Research is able to provide awards to several students each year for the conduct of their dissertation or DNP project through the generous support of donors to the UA College of Nursing. The number and amount of awards may vary from year to year. Students may receive only one award per year.

The Rose J Levy in Geriatric Nursing Award

The Roie J Levy in Geriatric Nursing Award provides funds to DNP or PhD candidates conducting research in geriatric nursing. Four awards are available this year.

Award amount: $2,000

Application due date: Aug. 1, 2017; Nov. 1, 2017; Feb. 1, 2018; May 15, 2018

Mary Opal Wolanin Research Endowment

The Mary Opal Wolanin Research Endowment provides an award for outstanding dissertations or DNP projects that apply to the care of vulnerable populations. Four awards are available this year.

Award amount: $2,000

Application due date: Aug. 1, 2017; Nov. 1, 2017; Feb. 1, 2018; May 15, 2018

McGaffic Award

The McGaffic Award provides funding to DNP or PhD candidates conducting research that is focused on the profound connections of mind, body and spirit. Three awards are available this year.

Award amount: $1,000

Application due date: Aug. 1, 2017; Feb. 1, 2018; May 15, 2018

Lange Award

The Lange Award provides funding to a full-time PhD student who is in the data collecting/dissertation phase. Four awards are available this year.

Award amount: $3,000

Application due date: Aug. 1, 2017; Nov. 1, 2017; Feb. 1, 2018; May 15, 2018

Evers Award 

The Evers Award provides funding to a PhD candidate who is actively engaged in completing their dissertaton research.

Application due date: May 15, 2018

Award amount: $1,000

The Duck Dissertation Award - Research Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Duck Dissertation Award - Research Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund provides funding to support PhD candidates’ research and dissertation. Financial need is a criterion for this award.

Award amount: $1,000

Application due date: May 15, 2018

 

Application Guidelines

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY:

  • College of Nursing PhD or DNP or DNP/PhD student who has advanced to candidacy
  • Dissertation or DNP Project proposal approved by doctoral committee
  • IRB approval/determination 
  • Minimum of 2 months remaining in the program

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit the proposal electronically by 5:00 PM on the due date to Judi Molina in the Office of Student Support and Community Engagement at jdmolina@email.arizona.edu.  Submit items 1-5 as a single PDF with the student’s name in the file name.  Applications will not be accepted more than one month prior to the due date.  Students applying for more than one award in a cycle need only submit one application, listing the names of the awards on the cover page.  If the award amounts differ, separate budgets may be included.

CONTENT AND FORMAT OF THE PROPOSAL:

The proposal must include:

  1. Cover page with name of award to which one is applying, title of proposal, student’s name, student’s program (PhD or DNP) and chair’s name.
  2. PDF copy of approved dissertation or DNP project proposal.
  3. Budget itemizing dissertation/DNP project costs with justification (one page). Allowable expenditures include, but are not limited to, research supplies, animal maintenance, software, and equipment.  Non-allowable expenses include membership dues, payments to self, office furniture, computers, and foreign travel.
  4. Copy of IRB approval/determination. If pending, please designate that on the application. Funding is contingent on approval.
  5. Email from dissertation/DNP project chair acknowledging support of the proposal and budget and approval of the dissertation or DNP project proposal by the student’s dissertation or DNP project committee.

REVIEW:

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of doctoral faculty. Funding will begin approximately 2 months after the proposal submission due date.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Dr. Anne Rosenfeld