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


The Sigma Foundation for Nursing/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 July 2020
Award notification: Late August 2020
Funding date: 1 November 2020


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. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date, nor do they cover publication costs or travel for presentations. 

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 Sigma.
  • 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 eighteen (18) months of funding; no cost extensions are not available for this grant.
  • Included with proposal, a letter of support with contact information for agency/institution affirming consent for the project, must be uploaded and submitted in the appendices section of the application.
  • Submit to ANCC/Sigma a final report; submit a completed abstract or full paper to Sigma's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
  • Depending on the year, disseminate findings through publications(s), podium or poster presentation at Sigma's research congress, biennial convention and/or ANCC Magnet Conference.
  • Letters of agreement will be emailed on 6 July 2020 to the project lead only after the completed application deadline. Failure to return the completed and signed agreement by the due date noted of 11:59 p.m. in your time zone, by 9 July 2020 will disqualify the application. An application is considered complete when you:
    • have completed step #6 of the application
    • received an automatically generated confirmation from the system
    • have emailed the signed letter of agreement back to the grants coordinator

    There will be no exceptions to completing this step.

  • The 2020 grant recipient or proxy must be present at the ANCC National Magnet Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 7-9 October 2020 to accept the award. Additional details will be forthcoming. 

How to apply 

All applications must be submitted via the online submission system. A link to the submission system will be available in April 2020.

Contact Information

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

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