Sigma Small Grants 


To encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.

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 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.

Grant Details

Grants available: 10-15 annually
Funding: US $5,000 (max)
Deadline: 1 December 2019
Funding date: 1 June 2020

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; submit completed abstract to Sigma's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the online submission system. A link to the submission system is available by linking here.

Contact Information

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

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