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/F30

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.

Yuma Friends of Arizona Health Sciences Center Young Investigator Award

The Yuma Friends of Arizona Health Sciences Center Young Investigator Award provides seed grant funds to promising PhD candidates to encourage and stimulate quality research in Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, and the many other disciplines within these Colleges and other colleges affiliated with the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Application Guidelines

Award amount: TBA

Application due date: Nov. 1, 2016

The Roie 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.

Application Guidelines

Award amount: $1,000

Application due date: Aug. 1, 2016; Nov. 1, 2016; Feb. 1, 2017; May 1, 2017

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.

Application Guidelines

Award amount: $1,000

Application due date: Aug. 1, 2016; Nov. 1, 2016; Feb. 1, 2017; May 1, 2017

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. Two awards are available this year.

Application Guidelines

Award amount: $1,000

Application due date: Aug. 1, 2016; Feb. 1, 2017

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.

Application Guidelines

Award amount: $1,000

Application due date: Aug. 1, 2016; Nov. 1, 2016; Feb. 1, 2017; May 1, 2017

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.

Application Guidelines

Award amount: $500

Application due date: May 1, 2017

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
  • Students may receive only one award per year

How to Apply:

Submit the proposal electronically by 5 p.m. on the due date to CON-ONR-DoctoralAwards@email.arizona.edu. Submit items 1-6 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. Proposal (maximum 3 pages single spaced) to include
    • Purpose/Specific Aims
    • Significance & Innovation: Background/Theoretical/Conceptual Rationale
    • Approach: Methods including Design, Measures, Data Analysis Plan
  3. Reference list is not counted in the page limit.
  4. Appendix with measures and/or interview guides. Not included in page limit.
  5. 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.
  6. Copy of IRB approval/determination. If pending, please designate that on the application. Funding is contingent on approval.
  7. Email from dissertation/DNP project chair acknowledging support of the proposal and approval of the dissertation or DNP project proposal by the student’s dissertation or DNP project committee.

Use at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left and right) for all pages. Use standard paper size (8½" x 11). Use Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype or Georgia typeface, a black font color and a font size of 11 points or larger. (A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies.)

For Figures, Graphs, Diagrams, Charts, Tables, and Figure Legends, you may use a smaller type size but it must be in a black font color, readily legible and follow the font typeface requirement. Color can be used in figures; however, all text must be in a black font color, clear and legible.

Review:

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact CON-ONR-DoctoralAwards@email.arizona.edu