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.



Funding Opportunity for Pilot and Feasibility Studies: Social-Ecological Risk Factors for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Protective Factors for Long-term Bladder Health

The Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (SDCC) for the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium, supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites research grant applications to conduct pilot and feasibility studies that support the mission of the PLUS Consortium, which is to identify promising strategies for promoting bladder health and reducing lower urinary tract symptoms and conditions in women throughout the lifespan, and/or expand PLUS work to identify and understand sex and gender differences in social-ecologic factors for bladder health and conditions associated lower urinary tract symptoms. It is expected that three awards with total costs of up to $150,000 each will be awarded.

ELIGIBILITY: Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research are invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. Foreign institutions are eligible for this announcement. Current PLUS Consortium grantee institutions are eligible to submit grant applications, but Principal Investigators (PIs) named on applications in response to this opportunity must have their primary appointment in a epartment/Division that is different from the primary affiliation of the current PLUS PI or co-PI. Current PLUS Consortium investigators are not eligible to apply as Principal Investigators. However, current PLUS Consortium PIs and key investigators may be named as nonpaid consultants.

Grant proposals are accepted online: through April 1, 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.