Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN) is inviting applications for research projects studying nursing faculty issues that are critical to achieving the recommendations outlined in the 2010 Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Consistent with EIN’s mission, projects will typically address teaching productivity and faculty preparation in nursing education for meeting the demands of a reformed health care and public health system. Findings should inform strategies for addressing the nurse faculty shortage while expanding the nurse workforce and maintaining or improving student outcomes.
- Up to $1.8 million in grants will be awarded in this round of funding.
- Grants of up to $100,000 might support case studies, scans of existing programs or determinants of best practices.
- Grants of up to $300,000 might support survey research or controlled evaluations.
- All grants will be 24 months in duration or shorter.
- October 6, 2011 (1 p.m.–3 p.m. ET)—Optional applicant webinar. Registration is required. Please visit the program’s website for complete details and to register.
- November 16, 2011 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.
- December 5, 2011—Notification of invitation to submit full proposals.
- February 1, 2012 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
- March 16, 2012—Notification of follow-up questions to be addressed in addendum to full proposal.
- April 10, 2012 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of addendum to proposal.
- May 2, 2012—Notification of funding decision.
- July 9, 2012—Project start date.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- We welcome applications that draw on the expertise of researchers from nursing and other health sciences, the social sciences, and other relevant disciplines.
- Eligible applicant organizations include academic institutions, health care organizations and research firms.
- Preference will be given to those applicants who are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Researchers working on the proposed project must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories.
Complete selection criteria can be found in the Call for Proposals.