Nurse Research Grants
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Nursing Grants Program is designed to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients and their families. ALSF added the Nursing Grant program to an already successful and innovative pediatric research grant program in 2007. We recognize the importance of investing in research that enables nurses to find better ways to care for children undergoing cancer treatment.
Explorer Award, Mentored Nurse Researcher:
Chosen applicants will be awarded $10,000 per year, for two years. These awards are designed to support the efforts of beginning nurse researchers to accomplish small research projects with both mentor and institutional support. Examples of fundable projects include collecting information to answer a nursing question related to care of the child with cancer or applying research based evidence to improve pediatric cancer nursing practice at the institution.
Pathfinder Award, Intermediate Nurse Researcher:
Chosen applicants will be awarded $20,000 per year for two years. These awards are designed to financially support efforts of more experienced nurse researchers to accomplish research projects with the support and commitment of the institution where they practice. Such projects may collect information to answer a nursing question related to care of the child with cancer or may be designed to apply research evidence to improve pediatric cancer nursing practice at the institution. Awards may not be used to supplement other support in a large project.
Discovery Award, Independent Nurse Researcher:
Chosen applicants will be awarded $50,000 per year, for two years. This award is designed for an experienced nurse researcher. Demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer nursing is a critical component of a successful application. These applications are expected to be from experienced investigators to investigate topics and issues related to the quality of nursing care and the quality of life for children with cancer. Awards may not be used to supplement other support in a large project.
ALSF Nurse Researcher Workshop
In Memory of Patricia Brophy
This 2 day event pays tribute to a well respected pediatric oncology nurse, Pat Brophy, and her dedication to the pediatric oncology nursing field. The workshop is designed to cultivate the skills of the novice nurse researcher and prepare them to pursue research projects designed to improve care and outcomes for children with cancer.
Please contact us directly with general questions about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and our grant giving program.
Phone: (610) 649-3034