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Nursing Education National League for Nursing - Research and Grants

NLN Nursing Education Research Grants Proposal Guidelines

NLN is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 grants cycle. Details on the 2015 cycle will be announced this summer.

The NLN's research grants program supports high-quality studies that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education. The NLN-funded grants promote diversity of research topics and support investigators who demonstrate rigor and innovative approaches to advance the field of nursing education research. All NLN research grants relate to the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.

Proposal Guidelines:

  • Principal investigators must be current NLN members, either through their school or through individual dues payment.
  • All studies must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.
  • A complete proposal includes both a Comprehensive Review File and a Blind Review File.
  • The proposal must be submitted electronically by a specified deadline. Incomplete proposals or proposals submitted after this time will not be accepted for review.
Procedure for NLN Grant Submission Components of the Comprehensive Review File
Proposal Narrative (20 page limit, double spaced, includes abstract)
  1. Title page
  2. Proposal (including abstract)
  3. Budget
  4. References
  5. Appendices
  6. Support letters
  7. Consultants' letters
  8. IRB approval and informed consent/instruments
  9. Demographic Data Form
  10. Qualifications of the principle investigator (PI)
  11. Bio sketches of PI, co-PI, and consultants
Components of the Blind Review File
Proposal Narrative (20 page limit, double spaced, includes abstract)

NLN will run document inspector to remove hidden data and personal information.
  1. Title page with researcher's name and affiliation removed.
  2. Proposal (including abstract) with all indentifying information removed.
  3. Budget with all identifying information removed.
  4. References
  5. Appendices with all indentifying information removed.



Please access the following documents for additional information about the proposal process: Letters of notification are sent to grant applicants by July of each cycle.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact research@nln.org.

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