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Society for Vascular Nursing Research Grant
All applicants for project/research support should submit requests on the Research Grant Application Form
for merit comparison of proposals. The applicant and the institution are required to affirm that satisfactory ethical precautions shall be taken with regard to projects involving human subjects as described in the guidelines. All applications shall be reviewed by the Vascular Nursing Research Grant Subcommittee of the Research Committee of the Society for Vascular Nursing.
The deadline for submitting an application for the 2014 SVN Research Grant has been extended until March 15, 2014.
The project coordinator/principal investigator (PC/PI) has scientific responsibilities for the conduct of the proposed clinical project/research and assumes responsibility for supervising such assistants as may be required. The PC/PI, along with the institution’s fiscal officer (when indicated), is also responsible for the expenditure and proper reporting of awarded funds.
The PC/PI must be a registered, professional nurse (RN).
Any PC/PI applicant without a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a master’s degree in a related field must identify a nursing research consultant prepared at the master’s level or above who shall provide guidance throughout the project.
Top twenty vascular nursing research priorities
1. Strategies to increase public awareness of the signs and symptoms of vascular disease.
2. Strategies to increase public awareness of stroke warning signs.
3. Strategies to increase early detection and treatment of vascular disease.
4. Strategies to prevent amputation in high risk populations
5. Outcomes of patients cared for on a dedicated vascular unit vs. a medical-surgical unit.
6. Strategies to educate the public to help prevent the development of vascular disease.
7. Strategies to increase public awareness on the adverse effects of uncontrolled diabetes.
8. Strategies to manage chronic ischemic pain.
9. Strategies to reduce healthcare costs and length of stay while improving outcomes.
10. Nurse’s role in vascular ulcer prevention, identification, treatment, and education.
11. Strategies to increase diabetic patient compliance with diet, exercise, and glucose control.
12. Strategies to prevent wound and postoperative incision infections.
13. Outcomes of nurse-run clinics.
14. Effect of exercise on claudication symptoms.
15. Strategies to increase patient’s knowledge of venous ulcer prevention.
16. What is the patient’s understanding of discharge instructions after vascular surgery?
17. Nursing strategies to facilitate recovery after vascular surgery.
18. Factors that affect patient outcomes after major vascular procedures.
19. Prevention of readmissions in high risk patients.
20. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis in high risk patients.
Call for Proposals: Medical Toxicology Foundation Research Award: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on February 14, 2014.
The Medical Toxicology Foundation is accepting proposals for innovative research projects designed to mitigate the harm associated with prescription drug abuse.
Misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, stimulants, and sedative medications has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death, and most of these deaths are caused by prescription medications.
The MTF will support outstanding research and other initiatives that have the potential to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, particularly among young people. A major goal is to support the development and/or analysis of innovative prevention, treatment, and/or harm reduction strategies.
The maximum amount of this award is $5,000 for direct costs. By policy, the MTF does not cover indirect costs. The maximum award period is two years.
The grant is open to any ACMT member in good standing. The PI or Senior Investigator must be an active ACMT member. Co-Investigators are not required to be ACMT members and collaboration with professionals from other disciplines is encouraged.
Call for Applications: Virtual Nursing Academy of American Psychiatric Nurses Association Champions for Smoking Cessation
Application deadline: December 16, 2013
Although the prevalence of tobacco use in the general population has decreased over the past several decades, the numbers of people living with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders that use tobacco remains alarmingly high. Since the creation of our Tobacco Dependence Council in 2008, APNA has fostered the development and dissemination of many resources to educate our workforce and assist psychiatric-mental health nurses in prioritizing and providing evidence-based tobacco dependence interventions with those they serve. In an effort to extend this work and further mobilize grass roots smoking cessation initiatives, we are again partnering with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center to support innovative strategies aimed at decreasing tobacco use in this vulnerable population. Fashioned after the SAMHSA/SCLC 100 Pioneers for Smoking Cessation program, all APNA members are eligible to apply to be part of the new Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation. 12-15 applicants with the most promising strategies will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and complimentary registration to the APNA 28th Annual Conference, October 22-25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 12-15 Champions will commit to participating in one of the orientation conference calls on January 23rd and 24th and at least 2 training webinars. Each Champion will also submit a brief final progress report at the end of 6 months. Applications must be received by 11:59pm on December 16, 2013.
Provide training and technical assistance to Champions to increase understanding and skills in delivering effective tobacco cessation strategies
Implement or enhance existing tobacco cessation services using evidence-based practices
Implement or improve upon tobacco-free environments
Prepare students to proficiently provide evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions
Ensure that consumers and staff have access to tobacco cessation services and supports to promote health and wellness
Establish partnerships between behavioral health, primary care, and/or nicotine cessation organizations to increase available tobacco cessation resources in communities
You must hold a current active APNA membership in order to apply.
Proposed activities cannot be ones that have already been completed.
Orientation conference calls will take place on January 23 & 24, 2014 (times to be determined). APNA Champions must participate in one of the scheduled calls.
Evaluation data will be collected at baseline (January 21) and at the conclusion of the project (included in the final progress report due on September 1).
All applications must be submitted via the online application form. Any submissions outside of this process will not be considered.
For further information or with questions, please contact APNA at 855-863-2762 or Lisa Nguyen at Lnguyen@apna.org.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunity: Communication and Dissemination Research
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET
In this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), we seek to fund projects that address critical knowledge gaps in the communication and dissemination process—both the communication and dissemination of research results to patients, their caregivers, and clinicians, as well as the communication between patients, caregivers, and clinicians in the service of enabling patients and caregivers to make the best possible decisions in choosing among available options for care and treatment.
Total Direct Costs: $1.5 Million
Maximum Project Period: 3 Years
Applications may be submitted by:
Any private sector research organization, including any:
Any public sector research organization, including any:
University or college
Hospital or healthcare system
Laboratory or manufacturer
Unit of state or local government
All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Foreign organizations and nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals may not apply.
1. Impact of the condition on the health of individuals and populations
2. Potential for the study to improve health care and outcomes
3. Technical merit
5. Patient and stakeholder engagement
*Deadlines are at 5:00 PM ET. If deadlines fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.