Research Grants



To fund research on

  • Clinical Nursing that will improve patient care
  • Nursing Education that will improve curriculum and/or retention of students


  • Applicants may be individuals or agencies with a Principal Investigator named who will be responsible and accountable
  • The Principal Investigator will have a minimum of a BSN degree
  • Research will be on the graduate level (applicants need not be in a graduate program)
  • Preference will be given to Rhode Island residents
  • An individual or agency may apply only once in a funding cycle

Grant Amounts:

Grants of up to $2500 (maximum) which may be used for supplies, mailing and postage, analyses and searches, consultants and computers. The purchase of equipment may not be approved if available through borrowing or rental; rental fee may be approved. Grant funds may NOT be used as salary for principal investigator or secretarial assistance.

Additional grant(s) may be awarded if funds are available.


  • The principal investigator will agree to write a final report detailing results, conclusions and recommendations at the end of the research
  • Spend grant funds as approved in award.

Application: Funding cycle

Apply by June 1; Notification by June 30; Funding by July 31

Research Grant Application 

Send completed Application Form to:

Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island
P.O. Box 41702
Providence, RI 02940
Attention: Research Grant Committee

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