Sigma Research Grant Opportunities - Online Application System

Nursing Research Grant Opportunities

(Applications that do not meet the specific grant purpose/and or requirements will not be reviewed.)

Sigma research priorities are as follows: promotion of healthy communities through health promotion, disease prevention and recognition of social, economic and political determinants; implementation of evidence-based practice; targeting the needs of vulnerable populations such as the chronically ill and poor; and capacity development for research by nurses.

In its mission to provide leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research, Sigma presents the following research grant opportunities:

Sigma/Doris Bloch Research Award *

Sigma/Joan K. Stout, RN, Research Grant *

Deadline Has Been Reached

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately the grant application deadline has been reached. New submissions and revisions are no longer being accepted at this time. Any questions or concerns, please contact Tonna M. Thomas at 888.634.7575 US/Canada, +1.317.634.8171 International or

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Deadline for Applicants

All applications MUST be received online by 11:59pm Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) on Monday, 1 July 2019. We highly encourage you to begin and complete your submission before Monday, 1 July 2019. Those providing your letters of support will have until Wednesday, 10 July 2019.

General Instructions for Applicants

  1. All applications must be submitted via the online submission system. In addition, all submitted information must be in English. Applications sent in by other methods (i.e., mail, e-mail, fax, etc.) will not be reviewed or considered for funding. We highly encourage you to begin and complete your submission before Monday, 1 July 2019. This will allow extra time for your Letters of Support to be completed prior to the deadline.
  2. Failure to follow the guidelines for preparation of grant proposal negates future funding.
    1. Follow instructions and word limits carefully
    2. References are required to be formatted in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Change to References are required to be formatted in a consistent format.
  3. When more than one investigator is listed, the first individual named will be the person with whom Sigma will communicate and the investigator who will assume responsibility for conducting the research.
  4. Final narrative and financial reports are due 90 days following the end of the one-year funding period. Dissertations are not accepted as final reports. Complete instructions for the final report appear in Part I - Investigator(s) Contact Information and Biographical Sketches.
  5. If a grant is awarded as the result of this application, the applicant becomes a grantee and assumes any and all legal and financial accountability for the awarded funds and for the performance of the grant-support activities. Deliberate withholding, falsification, non-documentation of references, or misrepresentation of information in the application could result in administrative actions including, but not limited to, the withdrawal of an application.
  6. Please note: If your IRB/Ethics Committee approval is pending, you are still encouraged to apply. If you are awarded a grant and you do not attach your IRB/EC approval to your application, proof of IRB/EC approval must be shown before funds are distributed by Sigma. IRB/EC approvals MUST be received by the funding date or no later than 2 months after the funding date, for the grant to be funded. Any awarded grant missing an IRB or Ethics Committee approval will be forfeited.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the online submission process.

Guidelines for Preparation and Submitting a Grant Proposal

The online proposal system divides the submittal process into steps so that investigators can enter information and confirm it is correct before moving to the next step. By following the buttons at the bottom of each page in the submittal process, you will automatically proceed through every step needed to submit a proposal. At any point in the online submission process, prior to the deadline, you can return to a previous completed step, simply by clicking the step name in the "Application Control Panel" (left frame) within the online system.

Before beginning your submission, we recommend that you review the list of required information. Click on each section below to see more detail.

Part I - Investigator(s) Contact Information and Biographical Sketches - Online Steps 1 & 2

Part II - Research Specialty - Online Step 3

Part III - Abstract (200 word limit) - Online Step 4

Part IV - Proposal & Support (6000 word limit) - Online Step 5

Part V - Letters of Support (not included in 6000 word limit) - Online Step 5

Part VI - Appendices (not included in 6000 word limit) - Online Step 6

Part VII - Budget (not included in 6000 word limit) - Online Step 7

Part VIII - Research Agreement - Online Step 8

Need Technical Support?

If you run into any problems, utilizing the online application process, please email your questions or comments using the hyperlink to "Report a Technical Problem" that appears in the Application Control Panel. Technical support may also be obtained by calling (401) 334-0220 between 8:30 a.m and 6:00 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday. Please provide us with your Application ID#, so we can better assist you.

Sigma Research Grant Contact

For more information or questions regarding research grants, contact Tonna M. Thomas at 888.634.7575 US/Canada, +1.317.634.8171 International or

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