Grants Opportunities Beyond MNRS

Grant opportunities are the life-blood of nursing research.  While we can only list a few request for proposal on the website, please be sure to check the Foundation Center for current RFPs.




Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award: Funding for the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing at the Rockefeller University and the associated funds to support the Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Awards is made possible by a generous endowment from Helaine Lerner and her sister Joan Rechnitz in honor of their parents Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn

ELIGIBILITY: Registered nurses in a research-focused doctoral program who have completed their dissertation proposal defense, Master’s-prepared nurses who have successfully conducted a research study, or doctorally-prepared nurses who are actively engaged in nursing science.

SUBMISSION DETAILS: The Heilbrunn award is a 1-2 year program that provides financial support for nurses to pursue independent research projects and make a contribution to the discipline of nursing. The maximum amount of funding per proposal is $25,000 (total). View the full proposal guidelines.

Grant proposals are accepted online: between January 21-30, 2019.  All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their proposal by April 1, 2019.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are accepted online. Check the site for topics and deadlines:

Nurse Faculty Scholars (NFS)–  a new National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program was created to help talented junior nursing faculty advance in their careers by giving them the opportunity to develop a research program and participate in other scholarly activities; engage in institutional and national mentoring, leadership training, networking among scholars and colleagues in nursing and other fields; and have protected time to gain the critical skills needed for a successful career in academic nursing.

The program is directed by Jacquelyn Campbell, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Anna Lalor Burdick Foundation’s objective is to educate young women about human reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. Of particular interest are programs that focus on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding reproductive health, including the topics of contraception and pregnancy termination, and as such may be particularly lacking options in their ives. Grantmaking emphasizes support for projects that demonstrate realistic plans to achieve greater financial self-sufficiency; those where funding will increase public visibility, improve the organization’s standing with other funders, facilitate overall organizational development or add a new dimension or capability to operations. Also of interest are collaborative projects and those with a proven ability to reach out to, and include and involve young women, especially young mothers and pre-teens. The Foundation will also consider support for new ideas, initiatives, and demonstration projects, which, if proven effective, may be successfully replicated or provide multiple benefits.

Contact Info: Anna Lalor Burdick Foundation, Pamela Labonte Maksy.


If you would like to share another grant opportunity with your fellow MNRS members, please email with the submission details.