The NLN Nursing Education Research Grants Program supports high-quality studies that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education. The NLN-funded grants promote diversity of research topics and support investigators who demonstrate rigor and innovative approaches to advance the field of nursing education research. All NLN research grants relate to the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.
The NLN is deeply committed to supporting beginning researchers as well as accomplished nursing education scholars. The NLN awards three to five research grants annually up to $25,000 each to NLN individual members and faculty of NLN member schools. Funding is provided by the NLN and through endowments and donations to the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education.
- Principal investigators must be current NLN members, either through their school or through individual dues payment.
- All studies must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.
- A complete proposal includes both a Comprehensive Review File and a Blind Review File.
- The proposal must be submitted electronically by a specified deadline. Incomplete proposals or proposals submitted after this time will not be accepted for review.
- Applications must adhere to requirements for format, content, length limitations, and necessary supporting materials as outlined in the NLN Research Grant Submission Guidelines (PDF).
Components of the Comprehensive Review File
The components of the Comprehensive Review File must be submitted in one Microsoft Word document via the online submission system.
- Title page
- Proposal (including abstract)
- Support letters
- Consultants’ letters
- IRB approval and informed consent/instruments
- Demographic Data Form (DOC)
- Qualifications of the principle investigator (PI) (DOC)
- Bio sketches of PI, co-PI, and consultants (DOCX)
Components of the Blind Review File
The components of the Blind Review File must be submitted in one Microsoft Word document via the online submission system. NLN will run document inspector to remove hidden data and personal information.
- Title page with researcher’s name and affiliation removed.
- Proposal (including abstract) with all identifying information removed.
- Budget with all identifying information removed.
- Appendices with all identifying information removed.
How to Submit:
Submissions are accepted online only. If this is your first time using NLN’s online system, Fluid Review, please download the instructions for starting an online submission.
Submissions for the 2017 grants cycle are currently being accepted.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 9, 2017 by 11:59 ET
All proposals are submitted for blind review by carefully selected experts in nursing education research.
Letters of notification are sent to grant applicants no later than July 1st of each cycle. Funding will be available no later than September 1st of the grant cycle.
Grant recipients are formally announced at the NLN Education Summit each fall. Awardees are encouraged to attend.
For questions about the submission or review process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting Requirements: All grant recipients will be required to complete an interim and final report using the forms below. Reminders will be emailed to the principal investigator in advance of the deadline.
- Interim Report Guidelines (PDF)
- Final Report Guidelines (PDF)
Re-posted from: National League for Nursing