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Internal Funding

Graduate Student Funding

The DUSON Center for Research for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations will continue to offer travel awards to graduate nursing students including:

DUSON Graduate Student Travel Award. The current allotments for Travel awards are: 350 for travel within the student’s state of residence; $500 for travel outside the student’s state of residence. Applications may be submitted as early as three (3) months prior to departure, but must be received by the Center for Research for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations before the trip.

For questions, please contact Melissa Kalarchian, Kalarchianm@duq.ed.

Community-Engaged Research Seed Grants

Purpose: Community-engaged research is an approach to scholarship in which authentic partnerships between scholars and community organizations generate knowledge that is relevant to disciplinary discovery as well as application to community concerns in a local context. The Provost’s Office wishes to encourage community-engaged research and is therefore providing seed funds to support expenses associated with developing projects that can be expanded into a larger agenda for which there is sustainable support. Grant cycle: Applications are due on or before July 1. Decisions will be made by August 1. Applicants will be notified by mid-August. Funds become available upon receiving IRB approval for the study. Funding center: Office of the Provost, Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, and Office of Research
Past SON Recipient: Dr. Jessica Devido 

CETR Funding Opportunities

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External Funding

Telehealth Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities for telehealth and broadband related programs sectioned out application date.

Health Equity Grant

Together for CHANGE (Changing Health Access for Next Generation Equity) is AstraZeneca Foundation’s new signature program that aims to advance health equity and improve access to quality healthcare for people experiencing disadvantages due to their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and more. This $200,000-250,000 grant is specifically for nonprofit organizations in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and/or Washington D.C.

Please read more about the full criteria and May 31, 5 PM deadline on the AstraZeneca Foundation site.

Sigma/ARN Grant

Purpose: The purpose of the Sigma Foundation for Nursing/Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) collaborative research grant is to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing science. Proposals for pilot, dissertation, and/or development research may be submitted for this grant.

Research Funding: Funds for this grant are provided jointly by the ARN and the Sigma Foundation for Nursing. Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the research, the future promise of the applicant, and the applicant’s research budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Doing research in long haul COVID-19 rehabilitation, with preference given to those projects that address underserved populations. 
  • Be a member in good standing of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) and/or ARN.
  • Registered nurse with a current license
  • Hold at minimum a master’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
  • Submit a final report to ARN and submit completed abstract to Sigma’s e-Repository.
  • Present findings of research at a future ARN conference.

Deadline: June 1, 2023 | Total Funding: $10,000

PHENSA Nursing Research Grant

Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing School Association (PHENSA) is funding a nursing research project for $5,000 in the fall of 2023. The deadline for the grant application is Thursday, June 1. The award will be given at the Fall 2023 PHENSA meeting. Preference will be given to applications that outline how the study addresses the calls to action identified in the National Academy of Medicine report: The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 and will benefit nursing education in Pennsylvania.

Specifics: Research funds must be used within a one-year period. The recipient will be required to present the study findings to the PHENSA membership at one of its upcoming meetings. Please send proposals in a single PDF file to: Anne

Applications should not exceed six double spaced pages plus a reference list and budget. All applications must include:

  • Specific aims/objectives of the study or project and relationship to the calls to action from the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report.
  • Theoretical framework or frame of reference
  • Background/review of literature
  • Identified study methods including; design, data sources, sample, ethical considerations,instruments, data collection procedures, data analysis plans (quantitative, qualitative).
  • Proposed budget (note: funds may be used for study costs only, publication and disseminationcosts cannot be included)

Early-Stage Development of Data Science Technologies for Infectious and Immune-mediated Diseases (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding is available for the development of technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of data for immune-mediated and infectious diseases, including data collected from digital devices and social media.

Deadline: July 7, 2023 | Total Funding: Project Based ($1.35 million in FY2022 to fund up to 3 awards)

Notice of Participation of NINR in PA-21-050

Student Funding opportunity – NINR provides support for students enrolled in dual degree DNP/PhD programs. “Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30).” Read more about helping students participate in this funding opportunity at NOT-NR-21-004. Expiration Date: September 8, 2023.

Developing Digital Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial optional)

Grants are available to accelerate the development of Digital Therapeutics to treat Substance Use Disorders.

Deadline: December 7, 2023 | Total Funding: Project Based (limited to $500,000 in first 2 years)

NOSI – Developing and Testing Multilevel Physical Activity Interventions to Improve Health and Well-Being

The Office of Disease Prevention and participating ICOs are issuing this Notice to highlight our interest in encouraging highly innovative and promising translational research to improve our understanding of how to increase and maintain health-enhancing physical activity using multi-level interventions in a wide range of population groups across the lifespan (e.g., including racial and ethnic minorities, children, older adults, persons with medical/behavioral health conditions, and persons with disabilities). This includes efficacy, effectiveness and dissemination and implementation studies. It also includes support for pilot, exploratory, or developmental work in preparation for full-scale, fully powered efficacy studies, preliminary feasibility studies, as well as expanded feasibility work for a discrete, specified, circumscribed project that is based on well-established theory, existing data and evidence-based interventions. Read more about this specific funding at NOT-OD-21-087. Expiration Date: February 16, 2024.

Read more about 2024 (and beyond) funding opportunities.