The Dr. Martha Pitel Global Nursing Research Grant encourages nurses to collaborate across countries on responding to health disparities globally. The Global Nursing Research Grant is also available.

Grant Details

Grants available: 1 per year
Funding: up to US $10,000
Deadline: 1 May 2024
Funding date: 1 November 2024

Research Funding

Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, cross-country (at least two countries) collaboration between nurse-led research teams (one from each country), and the applicant's research budget. Annual funding for this grant is provided by the Sigma Foundation for Nursing's Dr. Martha Pitel Permanent Fund. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

Eligibility Criteria

The proposed nursing research should meet the following criteria:

  • The project should be conducted by a cross-country (at least two countries) nurse-led research team and focus on responding to health disparities globally. 
  • The principal investigator(s) from each country should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license 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 from each country (not the investigators) by deadline (no extensions).
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received (including proof of Institutional Review Board approval or country equivalent).
  • Complete project within eighteen (18) months of funding.
  • Submit a final report and completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive final grant disbursement, if owed.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the online submission system.

Contact Us

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