Office for Nursing Research

The Office for Nursing Research supports faculty research through the provision of three funding programs, all of which aim to increase the likelihood of  extramural funding support and grant approvals. Additional UW and external funding sources are listed below.

Internal Funding Programs

Research Intramural Funding Program (RIFP)

Due to the generosity of our School of Nursing supporters, the Office for Nursing Research is able to offer 2-3 Research Intramural Funding Program (RIFP) awards every year. RIFP are competitive, internal SoN pilot grants available to all faculty at the Seattle campus and provide up to $25,000 of funding over two years. The goal of the RIFP is to enhance the research environment of the School of Nursing and provide researcher’s with funds to initiate studies and gather pilot data that can be used to secure extramural funding. RIFP grants are issued twice a year, in the Spring and Fall Quarters. Since 2010, the RIFP program has provided nearly 60 UW School of Nursing researchers with almost $1,000,000 in pilot funding. On average, RIFPs have generated 1.5 extramural grants per award, resulting in millions of additional research dollars.

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External Review Program

ONR’s External Review Program aims to assist UW School of Nursing researchers in covering the cost of an external scientific review prior to resubmission of a grant and for early stage investigators, thus increasing the likelihood of approval when the grant is resubmitted. The SoN Seattle campus has allocated funding for Seattle campus faculty to strengthen faculty grant applications to support our effort to increase external grant awards and increase the research capacity of the SoN.

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Travel Funding

Funds are available through School of Nursing donor and gift sources to support professional faculty travel. Calls for travel funding applications occur twice a year, and all applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Priority is given to applications received within two weeks of the call for applications.

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Other UW Funding Sources

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External Funding Opportunities

NIH Funding

SoN Investigators obtained more than $8 million in NIH funding in fiscal year 2021 from a variety of institutes, the most common of which are the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

PCORI is an independent non-profit whose goal. “Engaging patients, caregivers, clinicians, insurers, and other healthcare community members is at the core of PCORI’s unique approach to research funding. Our goal is to support research that will provide reliable, useful information to help people make informed healthcare decisions and improve patient care and outcomes.”
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

“The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.”

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