ITNS Nursing Research Grants
ITNS is pleased to announce the availability of a $2500 research grant. This grant may be used to support research projects, a systematic review of the literature, a meta-analysis, a quality improvement initiative or a program evaluation project. The deadline for the 2013 grant is July 1, 2013.
- Grants are available to ITNS members only
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval document (as appropriate) must be submitted with the application
- Data collection must NOT have begun prior to awarding the ITNS grant
- Grant funds can be used to support any phase of the research process (e.g., data collection phase, data analysis phase, presentation of findings at the ITNS Annual Symposium.)
- ITNS grant recipients are required to present their findings at the following year’s ITNS Annual Symposium (e.g., the recipient of the 2013 ITNS research grant will present his/her findings at the 2014 ITNS Annual Symposium)
How to Apply
Download the ITNS Research Grant Guidelines and Application (PDF)
If you have any questions concerning ITNS research grants, please contact the ITNS Research Director, Sandy Cupples at 301-346-6773 or
For a listing of past grant recipients, visit Past Recipients
Medication Adherence Pocket Guide-Funding Opportunity
Grant applications are due July 1, 2013.
ITNS is pleased to announce the availability of our new Instant Reference Series Medication Adherence Pocket Guide. This guide provides a concise, evidence-based, at-a-glance summary of interventions used by clinicians to help patients overcome specific barriers to taking their medications as prescribed.
In conjunction with the introduction of the Medication Adherence Pocket Guide, ITNS is offering funding opportunities for six $3,000 quality improvement projects to ITNS members. These monies must be used in support of a quality improvement project that includes the following:
• Development and implementation of a program to educate transplant nurses on use of the Medication Adherence Pocket Guide
• Development and implementation of a quality improvement project to assess use of the Medication Adherence Pocket Guide by transplant nurses
• Comparison of transplant patient outcomes prior to and after the implementation of the Medication Adherence Pocket Guide by transplant nurses
ITNS will provide copies of the Medication Adherence Pocket Guide for transplant centers that are awarded funds (copies are available in English only).
The $ 3,000 award may be used for the following:
• $2,000 for the Quality Improvement project itself (e.g., staff education, data collection, etc.)
• $1,000 to present findings at the 2014 ITNS Symposium (e.g. flight, hotel, registration)
Grant applications are due July 1, 2013. Please submit your application to the ITNS Research Director, Sandra Cupples, PhD., RN at:
Applications will be reviewed in August 2013 and funds will be awarded in September 2013.
Grant applications are limited to two typed pages (single-sided) and must include:
• A description of the goals of the project
• A description of the staff education program
• A description of the quality improvement project
• An evaluation plan for determining whether the education and quality improvement goals were met
• A budget (funds may not be used for computers or salaries (except for a data collection/entry assistant and/or statistician)
• A timeline for completion of the project and presentation at the 2014 ITNS symposium
Please see the Medication Adherence Quality Improvement (QI) Proposal Outline for additional requirements.
Transplant nurses make a difference! Improve outcomes for YOUR transplant patients by implementing the Medication Adherence Pocket Guide in your transplant program. Consider applying for one of ITNS' six grants -- especially if your institution is preparing a Magnet status application or undergoing Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services certification/recertification. What better way to demonstrate your commitment to evidence-based practice and quality improvement!
The Institute of Nursing Science of the University of Basel (INS), Switzerland is glad to invite US doctoral students in the field of health care research to apply for a ThinkSwiss travel grant, for the 8th INS Summer School 2013 on "Qualitative Research for the Applied Health Disciplines" in Basel, Switzerland, from August 19-23, 2013.
The course will be taught by Dr. Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FCAHS, Professor and director University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The INS Summer Schools have attracted a true international group of doctoral & postdoctoral students as well as faculty over the past years. According to the participant's feedback, INS Summer Schools are seen as a great platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge with colleagues, a great opportunity to get to know each other and each other's life, work and research conditions and offer an inestimable value of setting up networks next to the learning and deepening of scientific methods thanks to the internationally recognized expertise of the lecturers
• The beneficiaries of the ThinkSwiss travel grant receive a sum of CHF 800 to cover (part of) travel and accommodation costs. In addition the course fee will be waived.
• The course organizer will support ThinkSwiss travel grant beneficiaries with finding accommodation and touristic activities in Switzerland.
• Beneficiaries are expected to document their experiences in Switzerland in a weblog on the ThinkSwiss website (http://thinkswiss-research.blogspot.com) and to submit a final report.
Candidates are selected based on excellence of qualifications (i.e. grades in research relevant subjects).
Eligible applicants are requested to send the registration form (online) with
• Letter of motivation (500 words) outlining your interest in the summer school
• Recent CV (1 page max.)
• A letter from their supervisor stating their actual position as a doctoral or postdoctoral student and recommending them as a participant.
to Sabina De Geest, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN
"Subject: Summer School 2013 – TRAVEL GRANT".
The closing date for applications is May 21, 2013.