Seed Grant FAQ
Who is eligible to apply for a seed grant?
All AONE members and non members are eligible to apply for seed grants.
What is the timeframe of the program?
Seed grant applications will be available online on August 1, 2012, and are due by November 1, 2012. Seed grant recipients will be notified in January 2013, and will then be recognized at the AONE Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 20-23, 2013 in Denver. Seed grant recipients will be required to present their research finding to the nursing leadership field, either at a breakout session at an AONE annual meeting, or via a webinar or other agreed upon format.
How much is each grant award?
Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded, and in some cases the AONE Foundation does not act as the sole source of funding.
Does the Foundation award multi-year grants?
The grant term is usually one year, however, a multi-year proposal with extraordinary merit would certainly be given due consideration.
What are the criteria used for reviewing seed grant applications?
The review committee considers many factors when evaluating a proposal. Proposal evaluation is based upon:
- Relevance of research to the mission and current work of AONE
- Soundness of the project’s conceptual framework
- Quality, clarity, specificity and feasibility of research.
Do I need to have an IRB (Institutional Review Board) in order to receive funding?
Yes, an IRB is required in order to receive funding. If IRB approval is pending at the time of your application, funding will not be awarded until IRB approval is provided. Proof of IRB approval, or expected approval date, is required at the time of submission.
Will hard copy applications be accepted?
No, hard copy applications will not be accepted. All applications must be uploaded via the AONE Foundation website.
Who should I contact with questions?
If you have any questions about the AONE Foundation's seed grant program, you may contact Sara Neuner by phone at 312.422.2808 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.