Research Grant Funding

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The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing (AMSN) provides four types of grants available for nursing research. Please review the eligibility criteria and other information below to see which grant is appropriate for you.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for all research grants:

  • Applicant must be
    • A member of AMSN in good standing.
    • The principle investigator who is actively involved in some aspect of care, education, or research for the medical-surgical patient.
  • Preference is given to a project that involves nurses in the design and implementation of the research activity that promote theoretically-based medical-surgical health practice.
  • Grant recipient
    • May not win the same research grant in consecutive years.
    • May win one (1) research grant per year.
    • Will be expected to share how this award has advanced his/her professional practice.
    • Will be expected to disseminate research findings to medical-surgical nursing such as an article in the MEDSURG Nursing journal, poster presentation or breakout session at the AMSN convention, and other approved methods.
  • Current members of the Board of Directors of AMSN, Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board, Scholarship & Awards Committee, and AMSN staff are not eligible to apply for research grants.

Application

Submission

Application for all AMSN Research Grants are now open through May 31, 2014.

Deadline

Applications for all research grants must be received in the AMSN National Office by May 31 annually, and applicants are notified by August 15. Submissions received after the application deadline will not be considered.

View past Research Grant recipients.

Types of Research Grants

MSNCB Certification Research Grant

Purpose

To support medical-surgical nursing research conducted by beginning and experienced researchers. The topic is specialty certification and its impact on medical-surgical nursing practice and patient outcomes.

Number of Grants

One (1) $20,000 MSNCB Certification Research Grant may be awarded this year.

Application

Application submission for the MSNCB Certification Research Grant is now open. Click to apply.

Philips Healthcare Research Grant

Purpose

To support research that focuses on the efficient delivery of nursing services.

Number of Grants

One (1) $5,000-$10.000 Philips Healthcare Research Grant may be awarded each year.

Application

Application Submission for the Philips Healthcare Research Grant is now open. Click to apply.

Cecelia Gatson Grindel Evidence-Based Practice Research Grant

Purpose

To support medical-surgical nursing investigation to evaluate practice changes that have been developed using an evidence-based practice approach conducted by beginning and experienced researchers.

Number of Grants

One (1) $5,000-$10.000 Cecelia Gatson Grindel Evidence-Based Practice Research Grant may be awarded each year.

Application

Application Submission for the Cecelia Gatson Grindel Evidence-Based Practice Research Grant is now open. Click to apply.

Nursing Research Grant

Purpose

To support medical-surgical nursing research conducted by beginning or advanced researchers.

Number of Grants

Up to three (3) $5,000-$10,000 Nursing Research Grants may be awarded each year.

Application

Application Submission for the Nursing Research Grant is now open. Click to apply.