Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grants
A PART OF OFFICE OF RESEARCH PATIENT CARE SERVICES
NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE:
OCTOBER 31ST, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST
The Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grants are intended to perpetuate the SUSN's tradition of excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education and research. The Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grant Funds are a living expression of an enduring commitment to academic nursing practice at Stanford. The aims of the project are to:
- Build on the foundation of academic nursing established by the Stanford University School of Nursing.
- Enhance nurses' professional development through sponsoring research and practice improvement projects.
- Promote nursing's active role and influence in improving health care delivery and advancing patient outcomes.
The Legacy Funds provides grant support up to $10,000 to advance innovative research and demonstration projects that improve health care outcomes, the patient experience, and health system efficiency. Examples of fundable projects include:
- Development and evaluation of a patient education project
- Measurement of a novel intervention’s impact on clinical care
- Assessment of a practice change or new technique that improves patient outcomes
- Implementation of guideline-based care for patients discharged on specialized therapies
Projects aligned with your institution’s strategic plan are highly encouraged.
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Legacy Grant Coordinators:
Eleanor Portacio Abea
Stanford Health Care
300 Pasteur Drive, M/C 5221
Stanford, CA 94305
Who May Apply
Project teams are encouraged. However, the principal applicant must be either a:
- Registered nurse employed by Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, or an affiliated off-campus site; OR
- A graduate of the Stanford University School of Nursing
- Completed Application Form
- 1 Letter of Support
- 1 Letter of Recommendation from Manager/Supervisor
Please read through the Handbook/FAQ prior to submission of the Legacy Grant application. The guidelines will provide important information on expectations and the process for reimbursement should your project be accepted. If your project is accepted, you will be required to attend a brief financial consultation in the first month of the project.
Strongly recommended for applicants to attend a consultation meeting with a nurse scientist from their respective organization. Complete application to the best of your ability and schedule a consultation with a nurse scientist at least 2-4 weeks prior to the submission deadline.
Cycle I Deadline: April 30
Cycle II Deadline: October 31
Once awarded, Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grants are typically conducted and completed within a continuous one-year period following appropriate administrative and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals.
Dissemination of Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grant Results
Because the Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grants are intended to support nursing excellence, grant recipients are expected to disseminate project results. Dissemination of results through journal publication, nursing grand rounds, and/or conference presentation(s) is expected. All publications and presentations must acknowledge the Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grant and the supporting institutional affiliations.
Proposal Development and Review Process
New Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grant applications are reviewed and funded on a biannual basis, as funds permit. The proposal development and submission process begins with an idea, question or issue that is congruent with the aims of the Legacy grants. It is recommended that an interdisciplinary team be convened to develop the idea and form the clinical question you want to investigate.
The research nurse scientists at your organization will assist potential grant applicants with:
- Exploring ideas, questions or issues to study
- Confirming the strategic significance of the proposal idea
- Forming Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grant teams as needed
- Clarifying budget parameters
Proposals submitted to the Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Grant committee should include the following:
- Project purpose and aims
- Background and significance of the project
- Project design and methods
- How results will be evaluated
- Timeline and budget
- Letters of support
- Projects with a research component should include hypotheses, a definition of the sample population to be studied and a description of data collection and analysis.
For Stanford Health Care (SHC) Applicants Only
Beginning FY2019, the Office of Research (ORPCS) at SHC will offer support to non-exempt bedside nurses for a selection of research hours for accepted Legacy Grant Projects. Interested applicants must include the sponsored hours requested in their budget justification and confirm management support. The sponsored hours should be a separate budget from the $10,000 grant award. All budgeted requests for support will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please contact Research@stanfordhealthcare.org for more information.
Legacy Project Report Outs
All accepted Legacy Grant Projects must submit two required reports over the project term: A 6-Month Progress Report and a 12-Month Final Project Summary.
Please download the report out templates and submit by your assigned deadline by emailing the completed reports to Research@stanfordhealthcare.org.
Due 6 months after the project is accepted:
Due in 12 months at the time of project completion: