Application Timeline

All application materials will be submitted on-line through this website. Each Applicant will be required to submit a Letter of Intent prior to the full grant proposal. The DAISY Foundation’s Grant Panel will review the Letters of Intent to ensure they follow our essential grant guidelines:

  • The study will be nurse-led
  • It is designed to directly benefit patient (or family) care
  • The work impacts patients with cancer and auto-immune diseases
  • Clinical nurses will play a meaningful role

Applicants will be informed whether or not they should proceed to a full application. If the Grant Panel has any questions about your study or evidence-based practice project, we will contact you for clarification.

All materials will be provided to The DAISY Foundation electronically through this website. Should you have any questions or problems completing the forms, please email

Once your Letter of Intent is approved, applicants will complete the application form, either for a research study or for an evidence-based practice project.

You will upload supporting documents such as timeline, budget, tools, consent form, IRB application (if submitted), applicants' CV or resume, etc..

A signed Letter of Agreement is required for your grant application to be considered. A copy of this Letter of Agreement is included within  the application forms on this site. Please copy and paste it onto your institution’s letterhead, complete and sign it. Then, scan it into your computer, and upload it with your application materials. Only applications with this signed Letter of Agreement will be considered complete and ready for consideration by the Grant Panel. Please note that your Chief Nursing Officer's signature is also required on this agreement, indicating her/his support for your work and attesting to the fact that clinical nurses will participate in the study.

You do not need to have approval of your Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to applying for a grant. However, proof of your IRB’s approval is needed prior to The DAISY Foundation’s actually funding your project. If a project is exempt from IRB approval, proof of that exemption is required. Please provide your IRB's approval on its letterhead with an appropriate signature.


2021 Research/EBP Grant Funding - Spring Cycle


Due Date Spring Cycle
 Wednesday, February 24, 2021  Letters of Intent to be submitted on-line.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021  Applicants will be informed of the acceptance or denial of their Letters of Intent.
Saturday, April 24, 2021  Complete grant applications to be submitted on-line.
Friday, May 28, 2021  Applicants to be informed whether or not their proposal will be funded.





Final notifications dates may change by necessity, but applicants will be notified if they do.