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. Preference will be given to Sigma members, other qualifications being equal. Annual funding is provided by Sigma Foundation for Nursing. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

Projects that focus on marginalized populations are strongly encouraged and will be given preference, other qualifications being equal.

Grant Details

Grants available: 10-15 annually
Funding: US $5,000 (max)
Deadline: 1 December 2021
Funding date: 1 June 2022

Eligibility Criteria

The principal investigator(s) should:

  • Be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license (if applicable)
  • Have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent)
  • Submit 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 and completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive the final grant disbursement, if owed. View final report guidelines. 

Contact Us

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


All applications must be submitted via the online system. A link to the online system will be available in late July 2021.