Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant, and the applicant's research budget. Annual funding for this grant is provided by the Sigma Foundation for Nursing's Patricia E. Thompson Giving Circle donors. Preference will be given to Sigma members, other qualifications being equal. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.
The proposed nursing research should meet the following criteria: The project should focus on responding to health disparities globally. The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent). Submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement with appropriate additional documentation and letters of support by deadline (no extensions). Ready to implement research project when funding is received (including proof of Institutional Review Board approval or country equivalent). Complete project within eighteen (18) months of funding. Submit to Sigma a final report; submit completed abstract to Sigma's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.