Research

The ONS Foundation advances oncology nursing science, providing research grants and career development awards.

A major goal of the ONS Foundation is to provide funding to support the ONS research agenda. The ONS Foundation research grant program provides financial support for two of the major goals of the ONS research agenda: (1) To increase the knowledge base for oncology nursing practice, and (2) To prepare future oncology nurse researchers. The detailed ONS Research Agenda can be found on the ONS website.

Research grant review criteria and helpful grant writing resources are available below:

Research Grants

To fund studies designed to increase scientific knowledge

Research Grants

ONS Foundation provides three types of research grant funding mechanisms:

1) Dissertation research grants up to $5,000 for PhD student registered nurses actively pursuing a career in some aspect of cancer patient care, education or research. Available annually with required Letters of Intent due August 15 and Applications due September 15 each year

2) Research grants up to $25,000 for investigator initiated research projects that address the ONS Research Agenda. Available annually with required Letters of Intent due August 15 and Applications due September 15 each year

3) Special topic research grants, for amounts greater than $25,000. Notification of funding opportunities is posted when funding becomes available.

Current Funding Opportunities

Award Purpose Deadline
2015 Dissertation Research Grant

Purpose: Grants designed to support oncology nursing research for PhD dissertations.
Funding: up to $5,000

Letter of Intent:
8/15

Application:
9/15
2015 Research Grant

Purpose: Grants designed to support oncology nursing research conducted by beginning and experienced researchers.

In addition to general oncology nursing topics, the ONS Foundation has partnered with other organizations to offer the following grants.

SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS AND/OR GRANTS WITH A SPECIFIC FOCUS
Certification, Nursing Education, and/or Outcomes Research Grant
Sponsored by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Trish Greene Pain Assessment and Management Research Grant
Sponsored by Purdue Pharma
ONS/Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing
Sponsored by ONS and the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing

Funding: up to $25000

Letter of Intent:
8/15

Application:
9/15

Researcher Career Development Awards

Designed to provide support for activities related to developing research skills.

Award Purpose Deadline
Research Career Development Award

Purpose: This award funds activities to increase the recipient's knowledge and experience related to further developing his/her program of research by supporting short-term oncology research education training and mentorship.

Funding: $20,000 (including $2,000 for mentor or mentor's institution)

Letter of Intent:
6/2/2014

Application:
7/1/2014

Previous Grant Recipients