Types of Grants


Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Grant

Guidelines (up to $2,500)

Evidence-based Practice (EBP) grants will be awarded to stimulate the use of patient-focused data and/or previously generated research findings to develop, implement and evaluate changes in nursing practice in treatment of patients affected by social determinants of health. We encourage nurses who have research/EBP experience as well as those who do not to apply.

Funds for Evidence-Based Practice projects may be awarded for new projects, projects in progress, and projects required for an academic degree as long as all other project criteria are met.

Eligible projects may include research utilization or evidence-based practice projects, performance improvement initiatives that are based on evidence, or outcomes evaluation projects.

Interdisciplinary and collaborative projects are encouraged and may involve interdisciplinary teams, multiple nursing units, home health, sub-acute and transitional care, other institutions, or community agencies. The team must be nurse-led. An implementation plan is needed to promote adoption of the evidence-based intervention by the clinical team.

We will not fund tool development as part of EBP projects.
You will be asked which EBP process model your study will follow. Which one is your choice (e.g. Iowa Model, Johns Hopkins Model, or another used in your organization), but please assure us that a systematic and disciplined process to evaluate the outcomes of your initiative will be in place to structure your work. We are especially interested in your process and outcomes indicators/measures.
In all cases including DNP projects, your application must demonstrate how clinical nurses will play an integral role in project work.

The Project Leader/Team Leader must be a nurse who is currently employed or formally affiliated with a clinical or community health setting, and they may be faculty at an academic setting.

A Project Mentor is strongly recommended for each grant application. We encourage Applicants to find a Mentor in your own institution, nearby school of nursing, or community.

Mentors will provide the following benefits which will be especially helpful for less experienced Applicants:

  • Help potential DAISY Grant Applicants become familiar with resources and problem-solve grant issues or concerns
  • Advise and refer Applicants to appropriate internal and external resources
  • Establish availability by phone or email to Applicants
  • Review grant application and provide feedback/guidance as needed

Your Mentor should be an established Advanced Practice Nurse who provides support in the development and submission of an evidence-based practice grant. Mentors will assist Applicants in the development of the grant application, serving as a coach and advisor to the Mentee throughout the project.

Before you submit your application, please be sure your project is ready to implement as soon as you receive IRB approval or exemption and grant funding. All tools need to be in place with permission for you to use them.

We want you to be successful, so please read the notes on the application carefully as they will guide you to writing a successful application.

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Research Grant

Guidelines (up to $7,500)

The Research Grant provides awards to qualified nurses carrying out clinical research studies that directly benefit patients and/or families involving treatment of cancer and auto-immune diseases.

The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a nurse or formally affiliated with a clinical or community health setting, and they may be faculty at an academic setting.

Funds may be awarded for new projects, projects in progress, and projects required for an academic degree as long as all other project criteria are met.

We encourage you to identify a Mentor, especially if you are less experienced in applying for a research grant. If you desire a Mentor and are unable to find one, The DAISY Foundation will provide time-limited mentor support.

With both EBP and Research grants, we will fund only direct expenses. We will not pay for institution overhead, fees to institutional review boards, Applicants' time, etc.

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Lynne Doll Grant

Lynne Doll Grants for the Dissemination of Findings - For Successful J. Patrick Barnes Research/Evidence-Based Practice Grantees - Guidelines (up to $2,000)

The DAISY Foundation will help successful Grantees whose work we fund share the results of their findings with other nurses and institutions.

Once funded EBP projects and Research studies are completed, Grantees may apply for subsequent funding to present findings at one professional conference. This grant application must be submitted and approved before any travel takes place. Applications for presentations already made will not be funded. Only one (1) Lynne Doll Grant will be available for each study, funding expenses for one (1) conference.

This subsequent grant will provide up to $2,000 for the following specific conference-related expenses:

  • Registration fee to present at a professional conference
  • Round-trip economy airfare
  • 2 nights' hotel stay
  • Transportation to/from the conference city airport (not to/from your home to your home airport)
  • $50 per diem food expense not to exceed $100 (receipts required)
  • Poster production (if poster presentation)

Funds will only be provided to Grantees whose projects have been approved for presentation by a professional conference. Once your grant is approved, we will inform your grant office that we will reimburse you for expenses only when you have submitted actual receipts to us and a photo and proof of your presentation (e.g. a copy of the program where your presentation is listed).

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This program is named in memory of DAISY Board member, Lynne Doll, who championed our research program and dedicated her professional public relations expertise to ensuring that nurses knew of the availability of funding for their work. Lynne was a strong proponent of ensuring that great work be shared, so we lovingly name these grants in her honor.