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					                                         Funding Opportunities for PhD Nursing Students

There are several opportunities to fund your research during your doctoral program. Listed below are 3 major categories of funding
opportunities (training/fellowships, dissertation awards, small grants). When seriously considering any of these opportunities, please
discuss with your major advisor and the Office of Research to help make decisions based on your individual needs, area of research, and
other factors.

Note: For information on student loans, scholarships, and financial aid, please contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs.

  Type             Grant Application                                        Brief Description            Considerations          Due Date
  Pre-doctoral     NIH – NRSA (F31)                                         -Individual pre-doctoral     -Requires a             April 8
  fellowship/         fellowship can be            mentor(s) who are       Aug 8
  training         10-211.html                                              submitted after beginning    NIH funded              Dec 8
                                                                            the doctoral program.        researchers and
                   NIH – Diversity NRSA (F31)                               Provides 60% of              have a history of
                   For minority students                                    tuition/fees (up to          mentoring doctoral
                $16,000/yr), health          students.
                   109.html                                                 insurance.                   -Requires that you
                                                                            $21,000+ stipend per         are a full-time
                                                                            year                         student, devoting at
                                                                            -Very prestigious award      least 40 hours/week
                                                                            -1-5 years of funding        to your training
                                                                            -Contact Dr. Andrews if      (other employment
                                                                            considering                  is limited)
                                                                                                         -Proposal from
                                                                                                         submission to
                                                                                                         award can take up
                                                                                                         to 9 to 12 months
                                                                                                         -Often has to be
                                                                                                         submitted twice for
                                                                                                         funding (if you are
                                                                                                         already at the
                                                                                                         dissertation stage,
                                                                                                         this is not the best

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Pre-doctoral   BAGNAC                                              -Geriatric nursing           -Full time student      Jan 13, 2011
fellowship/   research                     -Allows only part-
training       oc-scholarship.asp                                  -$50,000/yr for 2 years      time employment
                                                                   ($100,000 total)             (< 50%)
                                                                   -Covers tuition, fees,       -Mentor
                                                                   travel, stipend
                                                                   -Contact Dr. Amella if

Pre-doctoral   SAMSAH                                              Focus on minority            -Full time student      Mar 1
fellowship/       investigators pursuing       -Covers tuition, fees
training       ips.aspx                                            research on substance        -3-5 years
                                                                   abuse/mental health
                                                                   -Contact Dr. Andrews if

Pre-doctoral   American Cancer Society                             -Focus on cancer             See website             Oct 15, 2010
fellowship      -$30,000 over 2 years for
               sFunding/doctoral-degree-scholarships-in-cancer-    tuition

Pre-doctoral   Veterans Affairs                                    -Research related to care    -Tuition, fees,
fellowship     of veterans                  stipend
               oc.pdf                                              -Full time 2 yrs/part-time   -see website
                                                                   3 years                      -Contact Dr. Pope
                                                                   -Contact Dr. Pope if

Dissertation   Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research          -Health services research    -From 9 – 17            Feb 1
Award          R36 Dissertation Award                              -$40,000                     months                  May 1
           -Contact Dr. Andrews if                              Aug 1
                                                                   considering                                          Nov 1

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Dissertation    Tri-Service                                       Active Duty/Reserves        See website
Award/ Retired active duty
Fellowships     ibility.php

Dissertation/   Southern Nursing Research Society                 $3750                       Member of SNRS    May 5, 2011
Small Grant

Dissertation/   American Nurses Foundation                      Various types of awards       Generally range   May 5, 2011
Small Grant                               from $2500 -
                searchGrant.aspx                                                              $10,000 to fund

Dissertation/   Sigma Theta Tau International                     -Various small grants for   Average award     Dec 1
Small Grant   doctoral students;
                nts/Pages/grants_small.aspx                       -$5000Member of STT

Dissertation/   Local/regional STT chapters                       Check with local chapter
Small Grant                                                       (if STT member)

Dissertation/   National League of Nursing                        Nursing education                             Feb 2011
Small Grant   research
                                                                  $5000 - $20,000

Dissertation/   Oncology Nursing Society                          Check website
Small Grant        $3000 - $5000 doctoral
                                                                  $10,000 small research
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Funding Sources: Visit our webpage:
for links to, **community of science

Other potential funding sources:
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Career Mobility Scholarship Award (
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Holistic Nurses Association
American Nephrology Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Indian Graduate Center
Clinical Nurse Specialist Foundation
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation
Emergency Nurses Association
March of Dimes Graduate Nurse Scholarships/Research Funding
Oncology Nursing Society
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of School Nurses
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Transcultural Nursing Society
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Graduate Women in Science
Epilepsy Foundation

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