Grants & Scholarships

To support nursing research and clinical practice efforts that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for children and their families, the NAPNAP Foundation strives to raise money and provide opportunities for academic advancement and research in the nursing community. The result is a series of grants and scholarships that we make available to NAPNAP members. Check out our past winners.



Foundation Research Grant Program -
Application deadline is Jan. 14, 2022

The NAPNAP Foundation will offer one $3,000 grant opportunity for either General Research, Quality Improvement or Evidence-based Project. Any grant awarded will be to support projects consistent with the NAPNAP Research Agenda. The deadline to submit grant proposals is Jan. 14, 2022. Recipients will be notified by Feb. 28, 2022.

Complete the application through our online form. You will be able to create a user ID/password that allows you to complete the application on multiple visits to the site.

General Research Grant

Grant to support research in the following areas:

  • Adolescent transition of care or transition of care for children with chronic conditions.
  • Development/implementation of innovative methods for delivery of health care services in the following areas:  school health, rural health, community health, behavior and development, adolescent health, chronic disease management.
  • Health care problems of children and their families.
  • Educational programs and materials for health care providers and/or children and families.
  • Practices and policies that better the lives of children and families.
  • Work force issues with nurse practitioners (e.g.: use of large data sets, measurement of effectiveness of nurse practitioners in care, etc.).

Proposal Content/Detail: 

  • Title of project.
  • Statement of the research problem (i.e. purpose of the project).
  • Aims/hypothesis.
  • Background/pertinent literature.
  • Specifically detail the innovative aspects of proposal making if worthy of funding.
  • Methodology - describe the implementation of the project, include:
    • Research design
    • Sampling procedures
    • Statistical/data analysis
    • Plan for protection of human subjects
    • Timeline for completion of project
    • Projects using questionnaires or similar research tools should include copies of these tools.
  • Plan for dissemination of the information (i.e. how do you plan to disseminate the results of this proposed study?)
    • NOTE: Journal of Pediatric Health Care reserves the first right for publication submission for potential publication of this research study (acceptance for publication is not guaranteed).
  • References

Quality Improvement or Evidence-based Practice Project Grant:

Grant to support a project in the following areas:

  • Adolescent transition of care or transition of care for children with chronic conditions.
  • Development/implementation of innovative methods for delivery of health care services in the following areas:  improving access to care in rural health settings, school-based health, community health, behavior and development, adolescent health, chronic disease management.
  • Educational programs and materials for health care providers and/or children and families, in English and non-English formats.
  • Projects that focus on advancing practices and health policies that better the lives of children and families, work force issues with nurse practitioners, proposals that focus on system change to improve care.
  • Health care problems of children and their families.

 Proposal Content/Detail: 

  • Title of project.
  • Statement of the problem and purpose statement.
  • Background and significance (pertinent literature).
  • Specifically detail the innovative aspects of proposal making if worthy of funding.
  • Project Description- describe the implementation of the proposed project, include:
    • Literature, benchmarks and supporting data provided and organized into integrated synthesized summary.
    • Objectives stated in feasible and measurable terms.
    • Congruence of organizations’ strategic plan to project is described.
    • Survey, interview, data mining – Partnerships with health care organizations, schools, community agencies, or groups, as indicated.
  • Project Design
    • Clear rationale for actions/method.
    • Setting and group clearly described.
    • Implementation methods/tools/measures.
    • Resources/supports and risks/threats and benefits noted.
    • Time frame outlined.
    • Protection of human subjects or of data, -addressed, as appropriate for location.
  • Analysis/Evaluation Plan
    • Outcomes / evidence-based measures appropriate for objectives.
    • Tools / instruments described and linked to measures and objectives.
    • Data analysis clearly described.
    • Projects using questionnaires or similar research tools should include copies of these tools.
  • Plan for dissemination of the information (i.e. how do you plan to disseminate the results of this proposed study?).
    • NOTE:  Journal of Pediatric Health Care reserves the first right for publication submission for potential publication of this research study (acceptance for publication is not guaranteed).
  •  References.

General Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants must be current advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) members of NAPNAP.

General Proposal Format:

  • Submissions will only be accepted electronically. The online application link will be available on Nov. 22, 2021. At that time, you will be prompted to create a user id/password so you can complete your submission in more than one visit to the site.
  • AMA format, style and citation of references.
  • No more than six pages (excluding references; references should be no more than two pages).
  • Single spaced.
  • Arial 11- or 12-point font.
  • Minimum margins 0.5 inches.
  • All uploaded documents are required to be in PDF format. Microsoft Word or other formats will be rejected.

Additional Document Requirements:

  • Grant abstract of 250 words or less succinctly providing an overview of the project.
  • Applicant must submit a biosketch; We have provided a NIH-style template for your use.
  • Budget request with justification. No funding will be provided for salaries or “indirect” costs.
  • If applicant is a student, please check box that designates status as “student”. Applicant’s mentor needs to be identified and a copy of the mentor’s biosketch must be included.
  • Copy of Institutional Review Board (IRB) letter for Protection of Human Subjects approval needs to be included with the application, even if the project does not warrant IRB review as research.

Grant Proposal Review

Proposals are reviewed by the NAPNAP Foundation’s Research Review Team according to the priorities and the proposal outline as described above.  Selection of the grants awardees is made on a competitive basis and the decision of the committee is considered final.

Awarding of Funds

Grants funds should be available by Feb. 28, 2022. Grants do not fund educational costs, personal computers, conference registration, costs of manuscript preparation, publications, presentations, or overhead expenses (“in-directs”).

Stipulations – Recipients must agree to:

  • Use funds solely for the approved research.
  • Submit biannual progress reports (June and December) to the NAPNAP Foundation office until completion of the project.
  • Submit final report to the NAPNAP Foundation office upon completion of the project.
  • Submit photos and/or 2-4-minute video recording about your project and its impact on child health and/or advanced practice nursing.
  • Submit project findings for publication and/or presentation to NAPNAP’s Journal of Pediatric Health Care and national conference abstract system before seeking external dissemination.
  • Acknowledge the NAPNAP Foundation for financial support of the project in any or all publications or presentations.
  • Be fully versed in institutional requirements and processes to accept awarded funds, if accepting via an institution. It is the recipient’s responsibility to provide accurate and timely information to the NAPNAP Foundation.
  • Return any unused funds to the NAPNAP Foundation.


General Information

  • All grants and scholarships are dependent upon available funding. Some opportunities are not available every year.
  • Grants and scholarships are available for NAPNAP members only.
  • NIH style biosketch template.
  • Nursing research project grants are solicited during the late summer or early fall. Evaluations and funding typically happen in the fourth quarter of the year. Grants are typically awarded in specific health categories as announced when the application season opens.
  • Grant awardees are required to submit a closure report.
  • Academic scholarships are typically offered in the spring or summer with application evaluation and awarding of funds conducted during the summer or early fall. The application period typically lasts four weeks.