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Connell Nurse-Led Team Research Grant

The Connell Nurse-Led Team Research Grant is a 2-year grant that offers a PhD-prepared nurse the opportunity to lead a multidisciplinary research team in a clinically relevant investigation.  The research proposal builds upon the nurse investigator’s past work and research trajectory. The proposed science compliments an area(s) of research interest identified by the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, available at: https://www.mghpcs.org/MunnCenter/  
The goals of the Connell Nurse-Led Team Research Grant include but are not limited to:

  • advancing nursing science;
  • promoting collaborative research across providers and disciplines;
  • accelerating nurse-led team research;
  • extending interdisciplinary and intra-professional research to improve patient care outcomes;
  • fostering mentorship to advance programs of nursing inquiry;  
  • establishing a body of research that supports external funding opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Principal Investigator has a PhD in nursing; postdoctoral research fellowship preparation preferred.
  • Principal Investigator has a record of internal/ external funding.
  • Principal Investigator has a strong record of research dissemination, including invited presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Research team comprises nurses at the MGH as well as co-investigators from other disciplines with a commitment to research and inquiry.
  • Proposal is original research with strong potential for translation of results into practice.

One grant of up to $25,000 will be awarded.

Key Dates:

  • End June – Letter of Intent
  • End July – Application due (see the application for exact due date)
  • August - Grant notification
  • September - Grant start date

For detailed information about the grant and required documents, please see the Guidelines and Instructions.

Letter of intent (LOI) is due prior to Grant submission.

To APPLY for the grant, click HERE
*Please note, the documents below will need to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please complete these documents PRIOR TO initiating the online application. Incomplete applications CANNOT be saved and re-accessed.

IMPORTANT: Budgets must be developed and finalized with  Shawn Doherty (sedoherty@partners.org), Grant Manager, for review of allowable costs, assistance with budget development, and budget sign-off 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. Please reach out to Shawn to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Use updates (2021 version of Bio sketch).

  • Grant proposal: 12-pt. Font, single-spaced text, 1-inch margins, not to exceed 5 pages.  Please see the Guidelines for instructions.
  • Project timeline: A precise timeline illustrating project tasks and objectives to be completed within 1-year is required.

Please refer to Connell Team Grant Guidelines and Instructions for more information on completing your application and supporting documents.

To review the Munn Center Research Areas of Interest, visit: https://www.mghpcs.org/MunnCenter/

Questions?? For further information, email the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at munncenter@partners.org or Dr. Dorothy Jones djones9@mgh.partners.org. You can also call the Munn Center at 617-643-0431 for immediate assistance.

updated 6/11/2021

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