Research & EBP/QI Grants

The Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF) makes available multiple grants totaling $34,500. Research funding is available for the purpose of advancing rehabilitation nursing through education and research. Each year, the RNF Research Fund Committee solicits and reviews research proposals addressing clinical practice, educational, or administrative dimensions of rehabilitation nursing.

Research grants are also funded by Sigma Theta Tau International.

Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Grants

The Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation offers $30,000 in the form of multiple grants for research and EBP/QI projects that address the clinical practice, educational or administrative dimensions of rehabilitation nursing.

The New Investigator Research Grant awards up to $10,000 for nurses who are novice researchers.  Two Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Quality Improvement (QI) projects (the New Investigator EBP/QI Grant awards up to $1500 for nurses who are novice investigators and the Fellow EBP/QI Grant awards up to $2500 to support experienced investigators) is to promote the translation of research into practice.  Up to two Research Fellow Grants to support experienced researchers will be awarded from the remaining funds.

Sigma Theta Tau International/Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Grant

STTI and RNF co-sponsor a grant of $4,500 that is given to one recipient. The research topic must be related to rehabilitation nursing. Specific information on the Sigma Theta Tau International/RNF grant is included in the RNF grant application packet.

If you have questions regarding these grant offerings or if you would like official application forms, please contact the RNF office.

Application and Guidelines for Submitting a Research Grant

Application and Guidelines For Submitting an EBP/QI Project

Six-month Progress Report Template

Tips on Writing a Research Proposal

Need a Research Consultation?

Past Grant Recipients

RNF Research Agenda

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