The Sigma/Doris Bloch Research Award encourages nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.

Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

Research Funding

Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant and the applicant's research budget. Applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds are encouraged and will receive preference for funding, other aspects being equal. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau International members, other qualifications being equal. Funding is provided by a gift to Sigma Foundation for Nursing’s Research Permanent Fund from the Doris Bloch Estate.

    Grant Details

    Grants available: 1 per year
    Funding: US $5,000 (max)
    Deadline: 1 July 2021
    Funding date: 1 November 2021

    Eligibility Criteria

    • The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license (if applicable) and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent).
    • Submission of a completed research application package and signed research agreement.
    • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
    • Complete project within one (1) year of funding.
    • Submit to Sigma a final report.
    • Submit completed abstract to the Sigma Repository.

    How to Apply

    All applications must be submitted via the online submission system in April 2021.

    Contact Information

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