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The Massachusetts General Hospital Nursesí Alumni Association (MGHNAA)

Grant Application

  1. Grant Amount: $3,000
  2. Number of Awards:  One grant award annually
  3. Award Overview:  The Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses’ Alumni Association (MGHNAA) grant is supported and named for the Alumni Association of the MGH School of Nursing (1873-1981) whose mission is to support nursing education, professional development, research, community engagement and to record and maintain the history of nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital. The MGHNAA is a 2-year grant that offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice program or an advanced practice nurse graduate of a Master of Science in Nursing program the opportunity to lead a clinically-relevant EBP, Quality Improvement, or Original Research project. The project should aim to advance nursing science and improve outcomes for nursing workforce, patients, or families.
  1. Permissible Project Types:
  2. Evidence Based Practice: The purpose of EBP is to evaluate evidence along a continuum to identify the strongest or best evidence to guide nursing practice within an organizational setting and with a specific patient population.

    Quality Improvement Project: The purpose of a QI project is to improve internal processes and practices within a specific patient group or organization.

    Original Research*: The purpose of research is to generate new knowledge within the broader scientific community to produce knowledge that is generalizable beyond the study sample. *Original Research submissions are limited to MSN Advanced Practice Nurse applicants only and a PhD-level Nurse Scientist mentor is recommended.

  3. Grant Eligibility:
    • Applicant is a graduate of a DNP program or an advanced practice nurse graduate of a MSN program.
    • Proposed project is EBP, Quality Improvement, or Original Research with potential for translation of results into practice. NOTE: Original Research submissions are limited to MSN Advanced Practice Nurse applicants only and a PhD-level Nurse Scientist mentor is recommended.
    • Applicant is a registered nurse employed a minimum of 36 hours at MGH.
    • Applicant is endorsed by his/her MGH Director.
    • Applicant must be able to complete the research within the award period of 2 years.
  4. ***It is strongly encouraged that all applicants reach out to Dr. Jennifer Cahill to discuss their proposal idea prior to submission. Please email MunnCenter@partners.org to set up an appointment to meet by phone or virtually with Dr. Cahill prior to submitting this Grant Application.***
  5. All applicants must work with the Munn Center Grant Manager (email below) for budget approval BEFORE you submit your application. The grant manager will sign the budget as an indicator of approval. This is required with any application. Budget requests must be detailed and itemized. Note that the grant manager has limited availability -- contact him EARLY!

    Grant Manager: Erik Weigand: EWEIGAND@PARTNERS.ORG

  6. Grant Submission:

The following is required to submit this Grant:

  • Grant Application Form

    **The following documents need to be completed in advance and then uploaded with your application:

  1. Review and Selection:

All applications will be reviewed by members of The Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses’ Alumni Association (MGHNAA) Grant Selection Committee.

  1. Duration of Grant and Post Funding Information:
    • The funding period for the grant is 2 years. No-cost extensions are considered on a “case by case” basis.
    • Grant recipients will participate in a post-award meeting. Materials about available resources, IRB review, and progress reporting will be shared.
    • Upon completion of the project, it is expected that the recipient will present findings at minimum to the MGH nursing community in poster and podium formats (e.g. Nursing Research Grand Rounds, MGH Nursing Research Day), including a presentation at a MGHNAA homecoming event, and submit a manuscript in a peer reviewed scholarly journal. Instead of: Grant recipients will be expected to disseminate research findings at poster and podium presentations and in peer-reviewed journals. And pursue future funding opportunities if relevant.
    • All dissemination resulting from this grant (publications, poster/ podium presentations) should contain the following statement: “Research support for this investigation was provided by the Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses’ Alumni Association Grant  and the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital.”
  1. Grant Timeline:
    • Application due late March
    • Date of Award – Nursing Research Day
  2. Grant Advisor: 

Dr. Jennifer Cahill jennifer.cahill@mgh.harvard.edu

Questions: Please contact the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research via email at: MunnCenter@partners.org 

 

 

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