ITNS Research Grant Guidelines and Application


The International Transplant Nurses Society is pleased to support transplant nursing research and excellence.

ITNS strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority (URM) groups, but will consider applications from non-URM candidates.

Grant Funding Approved Uses:

The total awarded grant will in the amount of $5,000 USD. Funds can be used for supplies, small item equipment, technical services, travel directly related to the project, and expenses related to conducting the project. Funds cannot be used for salary support, student tuition, books and/or school supplies, or professional membership fees.  

Terms of award and accountability:

Within 30 days of completion of the project recipients must submit a One Page Progress Report to the ITNS Board of Directors explaining how project objectives were met and how the funds were used. Recipients must participate in the ITNS Annual Meeting abstract submission process upon completion of their project. All presentation and publications should acknowledge the support of ITNS.

Notification and Release of Funds:

Approval by the institutional review board is not required at the time of submission of proposals for review for potential funding. Evidence of IRB review (if applicable) is required for release of funds.


  • Research must relate to the advancement of transplant nursing
  • IRB approval
  • Applicants must be active members of ITNS in good standing

Application deadline and Submission:

Please download the application PDF below and email to [email protected]. Applications are due Friday, July 16, 2021, by 5 pm Central Time, USA. All applications must contain all required parts and must be submitted completely to be eligible for the award. 

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Special thank you to the Lee Foundation for their generous support of the 2021 ITNS Small Grants program.