The purpose of the Sigma/Joan K. Stout, RN, Research Grant is to advance ongoing evidence-based study by nurse researchers on the impact of the practice of simulation education in schools of nursing and clinical care settings.

Grant Details

Grants available: 1 per year
Funding: at least US $5,000 (max)
Deadline: 1 July 2022
Funding date: 1 November 2022

Research Funding

The allocation of funds is based upon a research project that is ready for implementation. The proposed research project should be designed to ensure the ongoing practice of nurse-led simulation in improving quality of care in clinical and/or academic settings with the potential for further funding and ongoing research. Funds provided by interest from a research endowment established at Sigma Foundation for Nursing, with a donation by the Hugoton Foundation.

Sigma Foundation for Nursing board of directors named the research grant in honor of Hugoton Foundation president Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN, in recognition of her support of the role of simulation and technology by nurses incorporating evidence-based patient care. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

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). 
  • Submit a completed research application via online submission system.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
  • Complete project within one (1) year of funding.
  • Submit a final report and submit 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. A link to the online system will be available in late  April 2022.

Contact Information

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