Sigma/Virginia Henderson Clinical Research Grant


To encourage the research career development of clinically based nurses through support of clinically oriented research.

Research Funding
Allocation of funds is based on a research project ready for implementation, the quality of the proposed research, the future potential of the applicant, appropriateness of the research budget and feasibility of the time frame. Funds for this biennial grant are provided by interest from the Virginia Henderson Clinical Research Endowment Fund. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

Grant Details

Grants available: 1 per biennium
Funding:  US $5000 (max)
Deadline:1 December 2019
Funding date: 1 June 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • The principal investigator(s) should e registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license (if applicable) and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent.)
  • Actively involved in some aspect of healthcare delivery, education or research in a clinical setting
  • Have a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program
  • Submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received
  • Member of Sigma
  • 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.  A link to the submission system will be available in July 2019.

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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