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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 11:59 pm Central Time on March 8. The letter of Intent guidelines for both grant categories is listed below. 

Evidence-Based Practice Grant Letter of Intent Guidelines

The Letter of Intent (LOI) must include the following information, with a character limit of 5,000 (approximately 750 words) for each of items 2 – 7, which will be submitted through the APHON grant portal:

  1. Title: Title of your project
  2. Background: Brief description of the problem
  3. Relevance: Relevance to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing
  4. Purpose: Specific project aims
  5. PICO(T) question: Population; Intervention/Issue; Comparison; Outcome expected; Type of studies/Time for achieving outcome
  6. Summary of literature: Summary of preliminary data or available literature
  7. Design: Description of the plan for implementation and data evaluation and analysis


    In addition, the application must include the following as supporting PDF documents:

  8. References
  9. Current 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. Project team names and roles: 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. List the agency or organization's administrative approver.

Research Grant Proposal Letter of Intent Guidelines

The Letter of Intent (LOI) must include the following information, with a character limit of 5,000 (approximately 750 words) total for each of items 2 – 7, which will be submitted through the APHON grant portal:

  1. Title: Title of your project
  2. Background: Brief description of the problem
  3. Relevance: Relevance to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing
  4. Purpose: Specific study aim(s)
  5. Research question/hypotheses: Research question or hypotheses to be the test
  6. Summary of literature: Summary of preliminary data or available literature, if any
  7. Design and methods: Study design, a summary of methods or procedures, and plan for data analysis, including power analysis (if applicable)

    In addition, the application must include the following as supporting PDF documents:

  8. References 
  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. An NIH formatted biosketch should accompany the Letter of Intent for both the research study PI and any co-investigators.
  11. Please indicate the agency or organization's, administrative approver.

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation (MMCF) Evidence-Based Practice Grant

The Letter of Intent (LOI) must include the following information, with a character limit of 5,000 (approximately 750 words) in total for items 3-8 which will be submitted through the APHON grant portal:

  1. Title: Include the title of your project
  2. Standard: Specify which standard will be implemented
  3. Background: The overall project objective
  4. Relevance: The relevance to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing and the relevance to the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation’s mission to ensure optimal psychosocial care for children with cancer and their families throughout the cancer trajectory
  5. Purpose: Specific project aims
  6. PICO(T) question: Population; Intervention/Issue; Comparison; Outcome expected; Type of studies/Time for achieving outcome 
  7. Summary of literature: Summary of available literature and preliminary data 
  8. Design: Description of the plan for implementation and data evaluation and analysis

    In addition, the application must include the following as supporting PDF documents:

  9. References 
  10. Current 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.”&nbsp
  11. Project team names and roles: 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 team member. List the agency or organization's, administrative approver.&nbsp
  12. Letters of support: A letter of support from the institution (Administration) stating a commitment to the ongoing implementation of the standard of care after the project is completed and a letter of support for the project leader from a supervisor, mentor, or faculty advisor stating that he/she has the skills and resources to complete the project.

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Format Specifications for items 8-11, (9-12 for the MMCF EBP Grant) submitted as supporting PDF documents

  • Font: Double-spaced, 12 points
  • Paper size: 8 ½” x 11.”
  • Margins: At least ½” margins (top, bottom, left, and right)
  • APA 7th Edition for citations, references, and formatting is required

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 5, and those who are invited to submit a full proposal will need to do so by 11:59 pm Central Time on May 3.

APHON will fund the grant based on the stated scope of work in the LOI and application. Two $10,000 research grant and five $2,500 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 proposal by July 7.

Suggested Areas of Project Interest

The following are areas of EBP/research interest to APHON membership, including but 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.

Questions

For specific questions or concerns not addressed in the grant application guidelines packet, contact the APHON Evidence-Based Practice Committee.

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Submission

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

APHON EBP & Nursing Research Grant Guidelines

Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Evidence-Based Practice Grant Guidelines