STTI/American Nurses Credentialing Center Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant


The Sigma Theta Tau International/American Nurses Credentialing Center Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant encourages nurses in clinical settings to apply evidence to practice and evaluate the effects on patient outcomes.  

Grant Details

Grants available: 1 annually
Funding: US $20,000
Deadline: 1 June 2018
Award notification: August 2018
Funding date: 1 November 2018

Research Funding

The grant will be evaluated and awarded based on the quality of the proposal which includes: background and significance; problem statement including EBP model; evidence synthesis providing support for proposed intervention; goals with time frame; estimated magnitude for improvement to patient care and outcomes; implementation strategy; evaluation plan for implementation and outcomes; budget. Funding for this grant is made possible thanks to support from Hill-Rom. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date, nor do they cover publication costs or travel for presentations. This grant is sponsored by Hill-Rom.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Principal project lead must be a registered nurse (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent.)
  • Principal project lead must be a member of either American Nurses Association or STTI.
  • Proposed EBP project can be inter-professional in design, but must be nurse-led.
  • EBP project implementation site in a clinical setting.
  • IRB approval will be required prior to funding. It is not required to submit a proposal.
  • Must be ready to initiate project when funding is received.
  • Must complete project within twenty-four (24) months of funding; no cost extensions.
  • With proposal, must submit letter of support with contact information for agency/institution affirming consent for the project.
  • Submit to ANCC/STTI a final report; submit a completed abstract or full paper to STTI's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
  • Depending on the year, disseminate findings through publications(s), podium or poster presentation at STTI research congress, biennial convention and/or ANCC Magnet Conference.
  • Letter of agreement will be sent via email to project lead after application is submitted. Failure to return completed and signed agreement by the due date noted below (11:59 p.m. in your time zone, on 6 June 2018) will disqualify the application. Letter of agreements will be emailed on Monday, 4 June to applicants with completed applications ONLY. An application is considered complete when you have completed step #6 of the application and receive an automatically generated confirmation from the system.
  • The 2018 grant recipient or proxy must be present at the ANCC Magnet conference to accept the award. Details to be announced. 

How to apply 

All applications must be submitted via the online submission system. A link to the submission system will be available in February 2018.

Contact Information

Research Services
Sigma Theta Tau International
Phone: 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free) or +1.317.634.8171 (International)
Fax: +1.317.634.8188

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