Research

The ONS Foundation advances oncology nursing science, providing research grants and career development awards.

A major goal of the ONS Foundation is to provide funding to support the ONS research agenda. The ONS Foundation research grant program provides financial support for two of the major goals of the ONS research agenda: (1) To increase the knowledge base for oncology nursing practice, and (2) To prepare future oncology nurse researchers. The detailed ONS Research Agenda can be found on the ONS website.

Research grant review criteria and helpful grant writing resources are available below:

Oncology Nurse Scientist Intensive

Purpose: To expand the scientific foundation for oncology nursing practice and improvement of the quality of healthcare for people impacted by cancer through a mentoring and networking opportunity for oncology nurse scientists.

The ONS Foundation Oncology Nurse Scientist Intensive will be held on April 9-10, 2019, Anaheim, CA prior to ONS Congress.

Research Grants

To fund studies designed to increase scientific knowledge

Research Grants

ONS Foundation provides three types of research grant funding mechanisms:

1) Dissertation research grants up to $5,000 for PhD student registered nurses actively pursuing a career in some aspect of cancer patient care, education or research. Available annually with required Letters of Intent due September 1 and Applications due October 1 each year

2) Research grants up to $25,000 for investigator initiated research projects that address the ONS Research Agenda. Available annually with required Letters of Intent due September 1 and Applications due September 1 each year

3) Special topic research grants, for amounts greater than $25,000. Notification of funding opportunities is posted when funding becomes available.

Current Funding Opportunities

Award Purpose Deadline
2019 Oncology Nurse Scientist Intensive

Purpose: To expand the scientific foundation for oncology nursing practice and improvement of the quality of healthcare for people impacted by cancer through a mentoring and networking opportunity for oncology nurse scientists.
Course Dates: April 9-10, 2019 prior to ONS Congress

Letter of Intent:
10/9/18

Applications (Invited):
3/5/19 

2018 Dissertation Research Grant

Purpose: Grants designed to support oncology nursing research for PhD dissertations.
Funding: up to $5,000

Letter of Intent:
9/01/18

Application:
10/01/18
2019 Research Grant

Purpose: Grants designed to support oncology nursing research conducted by beginning and experienced researchers.

In addition to general oncology nursing topics, the ONS Foundation has partnered with other organizations to offer the following grants.

SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS AND/OR GRANTS WITH A SPECIFIC FOCUS
Certification, Nursing Education, and/or Outcomes Research Grant
Sponsored by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

ONS/Sigma Foundation for Nursing
Sponsored by ONS and the Sigma Foundation for Nursing

Funding: up to $25,000

Letter of Intent:
9/01/18

Application:
10/01/18

Previous Grant Recipients

Previous Research Career Development Award Recipients