The purpose  of this grant is to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant, and the applicant's research budget. 

Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau members, other qualifications being equal. Annual funding is provided by Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing.

Eligible candidate 

  •  must be registered nurse with current license
  •  Have a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program
  •  must submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement
  •  must be ready to implement research project when funding is received
  •  must complete project within one (1) year of funding.


  Application Deadline

  • December 1

Cycle: Annually

  Award Amount


Number of Awards: 10-15

Is the scholarship auto renew: No

  Eligibility Criteria

  • Students enrolled in the following nursing programs are eligible:
    • Masters
    • Doctoral

  Scholarship Requirements

  • Essay: Not Required

  Sponsoring Organization

Sigma Theta Tau International

550 West North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3191

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