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Use this guide to explore resources available for nursing research.

Government Grant Resources

Agency/Organization Description   
ACL, Administration for Community Living ACL oversees a number of programs that support older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers.
AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Promotes improvements in clinical and health system practices, including the prevention of disease and other health conditions.
CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention Awards grants and contracts to help accomplish its mission to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
CFDA, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance CFDA is a government-wide compendium of federal programs and activities that provider financial assistance to a variety of recipients.
DOD, Department of Defense Supports biomedical research in specific agency-designated strategic areas.
FBO, Federal Business Opportunities Offers some research funds or research capabilities through a task contract with the federal government.
Grants.gov Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.
HRSA, Health Resources and Services Administration Supports innovations and targeted expansions in health professions education and training.
IES, Institute of Education Sciences Overarching priority is research that contributes to school readiness and improved academic achievement for all students, and particularly for those whose education prospects are hindered by inadequate education services and conditions associated with poverty, race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, disability, and family circumstance.
NEH, National Endowment for Humanities An independent grant-making agency of the U.S. government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
NIFA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Enables researchers to solve problems critical to our farmers, consumers, and communities.
NIH, National Institutes of Health The NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
NIH, National Institutes of Health NIH has an advanced search page, which offers a wide range of search opportunities.
NIH, National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center Offers a variety of funding opportunities to support the field of global health research.
NSF, The National Science Foundation NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, propersity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.
OMH, The Office of Minority Health Established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Serves as a national resource and referral service on minority health issues.
SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services.
TSNRP, Triservice Nursing Research Program TSNRP is the only program funding and supporting rigorous scientific research in the field of military nursing. They seek to advance military nursing science and optimize the health of military members and their families. Please note that these proposals usually require the investigator to have served in the military.

Foundation or Society Grant Resources

Agency/Organization Description   
AAN, American Academy of Nursing In collaboration with other foundations and organizations, the AAN sponsors a Distinguished IOM Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program to provide a year-long residential leadership opportunity in health policy in Washington, DC.
ACS, American Cancer Society Offers research grants and health professional training grants related to cancer.
ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine Research grants relate to sports medicine and exercise science.
Aetna Foundation Aetna's funding supports research to deepn the knowledge about the causes of poor health outcomes and find solutions, policy analysis, and programs.
AFSP, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Support studies aimed at increasing our understanding of the root causes of suicide and factors related to suicide risk, or that test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide.
AHA, American Heart Association Supports the development of beginning investigators and offers innovative funding mechanisms to stimulate research in promising areas of cardiovascular science.
ANF, American Nurses Foundation Encourages the research career development of nurses.
Arcus Foundation Is a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice and conservation issues.
Commonwealth Fund Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. They are dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.
Elton John AIDS Foundation The U.S. organization invests more than $6 million each year in grants to community-based projects.
Ford Foundation Focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creatvity, and achievement.
Foundation for Physical Therapy This foundation offers a number of funding opportunities to support physical therapy researchers.
Grand Challenges in Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Fosters scientific and technological innovation to solve key problems in the developing world.
John A. Hartford Foundation Supports research directed at the health of older Americans.
Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Offers grants to develop outstanding faculty, advance scholarship, and spark innovative practice.
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals.
LHF, Lesbian Health Fund LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians and their families through investigation and research.
National Academies The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council offer several fellowships in science, engineering, and medicine.   
ONS, Oncology Nursing Society The ONS research agenda focuses on gaps in the knowledge base for oncology nursing practice.
PCORI, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Supports research that provides information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions.
RFP Bulletin Nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
RWJF, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans.
STTI, Sigma Theta Tau International STTI and collaborating nursing organizations offer research grant opportunities to nurses around the globe.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation They fund research grants that help achieve their mission of creating conditions that propel vulnerable children to success.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy.
William T. Grant Foundation Supports to improve the lives of youth ages 5 to 25 in the U.S. They fund research, fellowships, and service improvements that fit their current research interests.
WOCN, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society WOCN is committed to being the leader in the generation and dissemination of research to support WOC nursing care and the value of the WOC nurse specialist.
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