Mini-grants of $1,000 are available to nurses with at least two years of satisfactory experience at UF Health Shands Hospital. The goal is to help stimulate nursing research at the staff R.N. level by promoting an accessible source of in-house funding.
The grant applications deadline is in August every year, with research proposals reviewed against the following criteria:
- Potential impact to nursing practice or work environment
- Potential positive impact to patient outcomes
- Potential positive impact to quality patient care
- Ability to complete the research within 6 to 12 months
Grants are awarded by the vice president for nursing and patient care. All grantees will also be assigned a mentor selected by the Nursing Research Council.