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Funding Opportunities

Texas RN-BSN Rural Nurse Residency Program - Special Opportunity for new BSN Graduate Nurses Who Want to Practice in a Rural Area. Now Accepting Applications for May 2015 BSN Graduates.​ Download application here.

Are you a new BSN nurse? Will you be graduating from a RN to BSN program or a generic BSN program? Do you want to practice in a rural setting? Are you looking for a nurse residency program? We have an online rural nurse residency program just for you!

The Academic Progression in Nursing Grant (APIN2) is leading an effort for a 2015 Rural Nurse Residency. The low number of Rural  nurses prepared at the BSN level is extremely low. 

The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) grant has dedicated funds to increase the number of BSN prepared nurses and nurses of various levels of diversity throughout Texas. Texas is partnering with the University of Iowa to offer a Rural Nursing Residency in Texas. RWJ will pay for 10 nurses to go through a year-long residency and for preceptors shepherding the residents to receive additional training and support. 

Please contact: Julie Thomas -
or for more information.

Nursing Scholarship Annual Opportunity​ $1,000.00  - Nursing School Scholarship – Deadline August 31 (every year) is offering a $1,000 Nursing School Scholarship available to any student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program. This award is given out once every year. The official rules and regulations are listed below. Click here for Scholarship Application

Expired Deadlines

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation​ Accepting Applications for Clinical Research Projects
SOURCE: Oncology Nursing Society Foundation 
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be graduates of an M.N., M.S.N., or D.N.P. program and currently practicing in an A.P.N. role.
PURPOSE: Since 1981, the Pittsburgh-based Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Oncology Nursing Society, has provided opportunities for oncology nurses to pursue their career goals.
To help advance its mission, the foundation is seeking applications from nurses for its Oncology Clinical Project grant program, an annual program designed to support the professional development of advanced practice nurses and doctors of nursing practice in oncology through clinically-based projects (e.g., EBP, QI), and to support the implementation of patient-centered evidence-based practice in oncology care that promote practice or system changes and improves patient and/or organizational outcomes.
Through the program, grants will be awarded to support a clinical project conducted by an advanced practice oncology nurse for the purpose of facilitating innovative solutions to the challenges of delivering patient-centered, evidenced-based, and accessible care. Projects must utilize existing evidence for implementation into practice.
The program does not support research projects or add-on portions to current research projects intended to generate new evidence; capital projects; funding for equipment or travel expenses (including those related to dissemination of outcomes); publication expenses (including those related to dissemination of outcomes); capstone or thesis projects; or academic education.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: ​ONE APPLICATION PER INSTITUTION

INTERNAL DEADLINE: Monday, June 1, 2015

If interested, please submit a Pre-Proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs by
5PM on June 1, 2015.​
Late applications WILL NOT be accepted.

Full Proposal (Agency) Deadline: June 30, 2015
*All project applications must be received by 4:30 PM Central Standard Time

Procedures for Grant Applications with Limited Submissions
Principal Investigators interested in the funding opportunity that limits the number of nominations or proposals a university may submit for consideration for an award must first submit a pre-proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs by the indicated date in the limited submission announcement.

Pre-proposal Guidelines:
Pre-proposals must be e-mailed to the Director of Sponsored Programs, Dr. Pamela E. Meredith ( ( by 5:00 pm. on June 1, 2015.

All documents must be compiled into a single PDF file and e-mailed as instructed. Late applications will not be accepted.

Pre-proposals must inclu​de the following:
  • Cover Page
  • Project Narrative
  • Itemized Budget​​​​​​
Please adhere to agency guidelines (i.e. font size, margins, format etc.) when preparing a pre-proposal. Failure to comply with these guidelines may eliminate the application from further consideration.​

Thank you,
Office of Sponsored Programs​



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