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Evidence Based Practice/Research Grant Program Letters of Intent Guidelines

ebp image2APHON is currently accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for Evidence-Based Practice and Research project proposals through February 17. Letter of Intent guidelines for both grant categories are listed below. 

Evidence-Based Practice Grant Letter of Intent Guidelines

The Letter of Intent (LOI) must be no more than a total of 4 pages in length for items 1-8 below and include the following information in this order:

  1. The overall project objective.
  2. The relevance to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
  3. PICOT question and purpose statement.
  4. Summary of available literature and preliminary data, if any.
  5. Specific project aims.
  6. Describe the plan for implementation and data evaluation and analysis.
  7. References.

    In addition, the application must include the following:

  8. Current financial support: list each funded grant or contract for the conduct of this project and any potential overlap with the current proposal. If there are no other grants state "NONE".
  9. List the names and project roles for the project leader and team members. Describe the project leader’s previous EBP project experience. Include a copy of the curriculum vitae for each project member.

Research Grant Proposal Letter of Intent Guidelines

The Letter of Intent (LOI) must be no more than a total of 4 pages in length for items 1-8 below and include the following information in this order:

  1. The overall objective.
  2. The relevance to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
  3. The hypothesis or hypotheses to be tested.
  4. Summary of available literature and preliminary data, if any.
  5. Specific study aims.
  6. A summary of the methods or procedures.
  7. Experimental design and plan for statistical analysis, including power analysis.
  8. References.

    In addition, the application must include the following:

  9. Current research financial support: list each funded grant or contract for the conduct of these projects and any potential overlap with the current proposal. If there are no other grants state "NONE".
  10. A NIH formatted biosketch should accompany the Letter of Intent for both the research study PI and any co-investigators.

Format Specifications

  • Font: Double-spaced, 12 point or larger
  • Paper size: 8 ½” x 11”
  • Margins: At least ½” margins (top, bottom, left, and right)

Strict Adherence To the Above Instructions is Necessary or the Proposal Will Not Be Reviewed

Letters of Intent will be evaluated by the APHON Evidence Based Practice/Research (EBP/R) Committee and additional ad hoc panel members as needed, and submission of full applications will be invited for eligible projects. The decision of the APHON EBP/R Committee will be communicated to the candidates no later than April 7, 2017, and those who are invited to submit a full proposal will need to do so by May 19, 2017.

APHON will fund the grant based on the stated scope of work in the LOI and application. One $10,000 research grant and two $2500 EBP grants are available. The grant will cover direct costs only; no indirect fees/charges will be covered. The principal investigator or project leader must be an active APHON member, and the 12-24 month project must advance hematology/oncology nursing practice. Applicants will be informed of the decisions regarding their applications as soon as they have been made by June 20, 2017.

Questions

For specific questions or concerns not addressed in the grant application guidelines packet, contact APHON Grant's Liaison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Submission

Letters of Intent must be received by e-mail to the committee, no later than 11:59 pm Central Time March 24, 2017. Please submit electronically as a single PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will receive a e-mail response confirming receipt of your submission.

Suggested Areas of Project Interest

The following are areas of EBP/research interest to APHON membership, including but are not limited to:

  • AYA Transition
  • Staffing Ratios
  • Nurses’ Self Care
  • Central Line Care
  • Fever and Neutropenia Precautions
  • Ethical Issues
  • Survivorship
  • Functioning with chronic physical/emotional/mental conditions
  • Oral Care
  • Oral Chemotherapy Adherence
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Added consideration will be given to applicants who submit projects that address the above areas of interest.

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