International Society of Nurses in Genetics Nursing Research Grant Program
The purpose of the annual ISONG Nursing Research Grant award is to support research related to genetic/genomic nursing practice or to the development of genetic/genomic nursing science. Grant funding may be used as "seed" money for conducting a pilot study or for support of an ongoing research investigation with promising contribution to genetic/genomic nursing science and genetic nursing practice. All relevant research areas will be considered; however, priority will be given to studies that address genetic/genomic nursing practice or genetic/genomic health outcomes. Awarding of grant funding is competitive and will be determined through peer review of proposals by members of the ISONG Research Committee.
ISONG is pleased to announce that for the 2013-2014 funding cycle, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing will support one $1500 grant and Johns Hopkins University will support one $2000 grant. Each grant will be for a period of up to 12 months. ISONG would like to acknowledge the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University for providing these grants and express appreciation for their ongoing research support.
Two deadlines/requirements must be met in order to qualify for the ISONG Research Grant, including:
(1) A letter of intent must be sent via email to Dr. Sandy Founds at email@example.com
no later than Wednesday July 17, 2013 midnight EST. The letter should include:
- The title of your proposed research
- A brief description (one paragraph maximum) of the research
(2) The full grant proposal and application materials must be sent via email to Dr. Sandy Founds at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday August 13, 2013 midnight EST. Only electronic submissions of the proposals will be accepted. The abstract, proposal narrative, reference section, and appendices must be sent as attachments in MS Word format. The cover page and budget forms must be sent in the format provided at the end of this web page. The attachment must be titled ISONG, year of application, and applicant's last name (Example: ISONG_2013_Mudd).
Please Note: The absence of a letter of intent, an incomplete application, failure to submit a letter of intent and/or application via email, late submission of a letter of intent and/or application, as well as failure to follow application procedures and formatting guidelines will disqualify the applicant. These submissions will not be considered by the ISONG Research Committee.
A. Submit a letter of intent via email to Dr. Sandy Founds at email@example.com no later than Wednesday July 17, 2013 midnight EST (midnight EST). The letter should be sent as an attached MS Word document and include:
- The title of your proposed research
- A brief description (one paragraph maximum) of the proposed research
B. Submit via email to Research Committee co-chair, Dr. Sandy Founds at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday August 14, 2012 midnight EST one copy of each of the following:
1. Proposal face sheet. The proposal face sheet serves as the cover sheet.
2. Abstract. The abstract is not to exceed one page and must include a problem statement/specific aims; significance of the research including relevance of the study to genetic nursing, and brief statement(s) on methods including sample size, research design, and planned data analysis. This should be submitted as an attached MS Word document.
3. Proposal narrative. The proposal narrative must be no more than 4 pages; narratives exceeding this limit will not be considered. References, appendices, budget, timeline, and biosketches are not counted as part of the 4-page limitation. The proposal narrative should be submitted as an attached MS Word document and should include the following:
- Problem statement/specific aims: Discuss the broad, overall goal(s) and what the specific research proposed in this application is intended to accomplish; state the research questions/aims or hypothesis to be tested.
- Background and significance: Briefly address the background leading to the present application; critically evaluate existing knowledge and identify scientific or methodologic gaps that the project is intended to fill. Identify the importance of the research in terms of its contribution to genetic health nursing and potential for leading to further research. Summarize the theoretical framework as appropriate.
- Research design and methods: Describe the research design and procedures to be used to accomplish the specific aims of the study. Provide a timeline for the project. Include how the data will be collected, analyzed and interpreted. Describe potential study limitations. This section should be organized in the following manner: design (including timeline), setting, sample, procedures, data analysis plan, and limitations.
- References: A reference page or pages should be included at the end of the narrative text. References should be included if cited in the narrative text and should be limited to relevant and current literature. The reference page(s) is (are) not included in the 4-page limitation.
- Appendices: To include research instruments (if applicable), interview guidelines (if applicable), appropriate ethics (Human Subjects/IRB) approval form if available, and letters of support. Support letters must assure the feasibility of the project and that resources are available to complete the study. Please note: If the applicant is a student, a letter of support from the faculty member overseeing the research MUST be included. The appendices are not included in the 4-page limitation.
4. Biosketch. A biosketch or curriculum vitae of the principal investigator should be attached as a MS Word document.
5. Completed budget and budget justification form.
Additional Instructions for Applicants
1. Formatting of proposal narrative and accompanying material.
The following instructions should be strictly adhered:
i. Margins must be no smaller than 0.5" at all points.
ii. Font size must be no smaller than 12 pt. and font type should be Arial or Helvetica.
iii. Abstract, proposal body, reference section, and appendices should be single spaced.
iv. For the abstract, proposal body, reference section, and appendices, use American Psychological Association (APA) formatting.
2. Role of the Principal Investigator
i. All communication from the Research Committee will be with the Principal Investigator.
ii. The Principal Investigator will be responsible for the research project including assurance of scientific and ethical integrity throughout the conduct of the research.
iii. The Principal Investigator will be responsible for completing and sending a final report of the study. The final report is to be sent via email to Dr. Sandy Founds at email@example.com 90 days following the end of the one-year funding period. The report will be published on the ISONG web site and is to include:
- Summary of project goals/aims
- Theoretical/conceptual framework, if applicable
- Methods: sampling, procedures, and data analysis
- Summary of findings
- Recommendations and brief reflection
- Publications or presentations of abstracts
- Acknowledgement of ISONG funding support
To be eligible for one of the ISONG grants, an applicant must:
Be a registered nurse with a current license
Be a member of ISONG
Submit a completed research package, including the letter of intent, by the announced deadlines
Be ready to initiate the research project as soon as funding notification is received
Questions or a request for additional information may be directed to the Research Committee Co-Chairs:
Sandy Founds: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Zangrilli Hoh: email@example.com