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Media Alert: New grant to support global nursing research

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has established the Sigma Theta Tau International Global Research Grant in honor of CEO Patricia E. Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN. This grant of US $12,000 (maximum) will be awarded to a nurse researcher whose work is focused on responding to health disparities globally. Annual funding is provided by the Foundation’s Patricia E. Thompson Giving Circle donors.
Application deadline: 1 May 2013
Funding date: 1 November 2013
Eligibility criteria: 
  • The project should focus on responding to health disparities globally
  • The principal investigators should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current licenses and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent)
  • Submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement with appropriate additional documentation and letters of support by deadline (no extensions)
  • Be ready to implement the research project when funding is received (including proof of Institutional Review Board approval or country equivalent)
  • Complete the project within 18 months of funding
  • Submit to STTI a final report, and submit a completed abstract to STTI's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository
  • Disseminate research findings through publication(s), podium, or poster presentation at the STTI Research Congress, the Biennial Convention, and/or a regional meeting
  • The nurse researcher MUST be present at the STTI convention to accept the award
How to apply: All applications must be submitted via the online submission system,
For additional information about this and other grant opportunities available from the Foundation, visit or contact Tonna Thomas at
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at

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