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Nursing Research Development Fund

The Nursing Research & Development Fund was established in 1979 to support research in nursing practice, management and education; enhance the distribution and discussion of research findings; advance opportunities for the debate of significant issues in nursing and further excellence in nursing practice, education, administration and research. Dalhousie School of Nursing faculty, adjunct faculty and graduate students are eligible for these grants. There are three types of available awards, ranging from $1500 to $5000.

Operating Grants are awarded to conduct research specific to nursing practice, management and/or education.  Requests for matching funds will also be considered.  An operating grant is held for one or two years. (Maximum $5000.00)

Please refer to Operating/Development Grant Guidelines [Word - 43 kB]

Development Grants are awarded for the development of an innovative idea into a feasible research proposal specific to nursing practice, management and/or education. The applicant must explain the innovative nature of the proposed work, describe and give rational for the resources they require. A Developmental Grant is held for one year. (Maximum $5000.00)

Please refer to Operating/Development Grant Guidelines [Word - 43 kB]

Research Dissemination Grants are awarded to applicants presenting at professional/ educational conferences or another knowledge translation event or students travelling to consult with relevant academic advisors.  Funds must be spent within six months. (Maximum $1500.00)

Please refer to Dissemination Grant Guidelines [Word - 24 kB]

Proposals for Operating and Development Grants are evaluated on three criteria: (1) relevance and significance to the purpose of the fund, (2) scientific merit, and (3) academic or professional preparation of the applicant and team. Please attach an Abbreviated CV [Word - 30 kB] for each team member including the applicant. Funds are released subject to ethical review from the appropriate agencies. Unspent funds are to be returned to the Nursing Research and Development fund upon completion of the project, or the award end date.  Successful applicants may only hold one grant at a time.

Proposals for Dissemination Grants are evaluated on two criteria: (1) demonstration of relevance of the professional/education conference or KT event. (2) demonstration of the contribution to research-based nursing practice, management and/or education.  Successful applicants may only hold one grant at a time.

Submission deadlines are May 1 and November 1 each year.

To apply please complete an application form and email with attachments as one pdf file to Julie.barry@dal.ca.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

External funding opportunities

Graduate students at the School of Nursing are may also receive funding from organizations outside of Dalhousie. Find out more about external funding opportunities.