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APHON Evidence-Based Practice/Research Grant Program

ebp imageAPHON offers exciting opportunities for APHON members who are embarking on a new Research or conducting Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) projects that advance pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice and patient care.

Please consider applying for one of the following grant opportunities:

  • APHON Evidence-Based Practice Grant
    Two $2,500 grants for EBP projects that address the clinical practice of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. One grant will be designated to support a hematology project.
  • APHON Nursing Research Grant
  • Two $10,000 grant for a nursing research project that advances pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice. One grant will be designated to support a hematology project. 
  • The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Evidence-Based Practice Grant*
    Three $2,500 grants for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) projects that address the implementation of recommendations from any of the 15 Standards for the Psychosocial Care of Children With Cancer and Their Families.

Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due to APHON by 11:59 pm Central Time on March 8 and if accepted proposals are due by 11:59 pm Central Time on May 3.

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To support and advance nurses and their practice in order to optimize outcomes for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders and their families.

Focus Area

Evidence-Based Practice and Research project proposals that address clinical practice, educational, or administrative dimensions of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.

Eligible Applicants

The primary investigator (PI) for the EBP Grants and the APHON Nursing Research Grant must be a registered nurse who is active in pediatric hematology/oncology and who demonstrates an interest in making significant contributions to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.

The PI for the EBP Grants must have a minimum of a BSN and must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program. If the PI does not yet have a master's degree, it is expected that they will have a co-investigator with EBP experience who has a master's or higher degree.

Applicants for the APHON Nursing Research grant must have a degree at the doctorate level or currently be a doctoral degree student completing a dissertation project.

Note: Members of the APHON Board of Directors or persons serving on the APHON EBP/Research committee are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Letter of Intent

Interested applicants for the APHON Research Grant are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI should follow the format below and will serve to permit assessment of eligibility for the award and the identification of qualified reviewers for the APHON Evidence-Based Practice Grant Panel.

Letters of Intent must be submitted through APHON's grant portal on Common Grant Application no later than 11:59 pm Central Time on March 8.

View LOI Guidelines

View grant proposal webinar overview

Mattie Mircle Foundation *APHON thanks the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation for their generous support of the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Evidence-Based Practice Grant for the Implementation of the Standards of Psychosocial Care of Children with Cancer and their Families.