Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a national foundation for childhood cancer that started in the front yard of a young cancer patient. This year, the Foundation is offering funding to nurse researchers who are working to improve nursing care for children with cancer. The following opportunities are available:
- Mentored Nurse Researcher Grant – For developing nurse researchers and their mentors to accomplish small research projects with goals that relate to improving nursing care, or quality of life for children with cancer and their families. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for one to two years. For this particular opportunity, a nurse research mentor, with a minimum of a master’s degree, is required to be involved in the project.
- Intermediate Nurse Researcher Grant – For more experienced nurse researchers to perform research related to improving nursing care, or quality of life for children with cancer and their families. Such projects may collect information to answer a nursing question related to care of the child with cancer or may be designed to apply research based evidence to improve pediatric cancer nursing practice at the institution. Awardees will receive $20,000 per year for two years.
- Independent Nurse Researcher Grant – For experienced nurse investigators who are researching topics and issues related to the quality of nursing care and the quality of life for children with cancer. Demonstration of a career that shows commitment to pediatric cancer nursing is a critical component of a successful application. Awardees will receive $50,000 per year for two years. For this particular opportunity, the applicant must document evidence of previously completed successful research projects and published results. Preliminary data is not required, but the application must demonstrate feasibility to conduct the proposed study.
Applications for all three opportunities are due August 2, 2010. For all opportunities, the PI must be a nurse. An individual or small group or nurses may apply, and interdisciplinary projects are eligible providing a nurse is the PI. Refer to the full announcement for more information.
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