The purpose of the Sigma Foundation for Nursing/Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) collaborative research grant is to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing science. Proposals for pilot, dissertation, and/or development research may be submitted for this grant.

Grant Details

Grants available: 1 per year
Funding: US $10,000 (max)
Deadline: 1 June 2025
Funding date: 1 October 2025

Research Funding

Funds for this grant are provided jointly by the ARN and the Sigma Foundation for Nursing. Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the research, the future promise of the applicant, and the applicant’s research budget. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a member in good standing of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) and/or ARN.
  • Registered nurse with a current license
  • Hold at minimum a master's degree or its equivalent.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
  • Submit a final report to ARN and submit completed abstract to Sigma's e-Repository.
  • Present findings of research at a future ARN conference.

How to Apply

To review a copy of the application procedures and process, or to complete an application, please visit the ARN website. All applications MUST be returned to ARN.

Application packets submitted to Sigma will not be reviewed.

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