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|Policy Research Grant|
Apply for the TNA Policy Research Grant Today!
Are you conducting research with policy implications for nursing? TNF has an opportunity for you!
Please email all documents together to TNA@texasnurses.org and include "Policy Grant Application" in subject.
The Texas Nurses Association supports translation of policy and practice through legislative, regulatory, and other activities. Evaluation of the success of these activities has largely been anecdotal. The purpose of this program is to support research-level policy inquiry that can inform improvements in nurse education and practice that lead to safe, quality patient care.
Some examples of policy issues TNA policy interests and activities include:
The Program was founded by TNA Executive Director Cindy Zolnierek with an initial pledge of $10,000 over five years. Additional donors will be solicited to achieve a minimum level of $30,000 which will enable at least one grant award of $5,000 to $10,000 per year. The amount awarded will be dependent upon the level of funds available as well as the grant proposals.
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All submissions meeting eligibility criteria will be reviewed by the grant committee based on:
Significance: Is the study important to nursing practice and the development of nursing policy? Does it address a policy issue related to TNA’s interests or activities?
Approach: Are study aims logical and appropriately conceptualized? Do study design, sample, instruments, procedures, and data analysis allow specific aims to be accomplished?
Investigator: Is the study within the applicant’s ability? Is the primary investigator versed in the theory and supported by mentors or consultants?
Environment: Are available resources and research environment adequate to support the research? Is the project feasible?
Justified budget: Are purchases explained, including the need for particular materials? Are opportunities explored to use other resources to support the study?
The review committee will include the TNF president and executive director. Additional members will include at least one nurse researcher (PhD level) and one individual (may be non-nurse) with expertise in nursing or health policy.