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Fostering scientific research in genetics is an important part of ISONG’s mission.  ISONG members are eligible to apply for a Nursing Research Grant Award.  

The 2023 Call for Research Grant Awards

Research Grant Program Details
Research Grant Application Instructions

Grant applications are due Monday, June 19, 2023, by 11:59 PM EDT. 

Research Grant Final Report   Grant Cover Sheet Submission Form

Grant Budget & Justification Submission Form   Letter of Intent Submission Form

View the Research Grant Information Session PowePoint

LETTERS OF Intent - Submission Closed! 

View Letter of Intent and Proposal Requirements

Submit a letter of intent no later than Monday, May 15, 2023 (11:59 PM EDT).  This letter is not to decide who may apply, but rather to help the co-chairs begin asking the appropriate reviewers to be part of the grant process.  To be eligible to apply for this award, you must be a current member of ISONG and have received no more than $50,000 from foundation or government funding.

The letter should be sent as a PDF (titled "LOI_Last Name") and include:

a.      The title of proposed research

b.      A brief description (one paragraph maximum) of the proposed research

c.      The institution where the research will take place

Grant applications are due Monday, June 19, 2023, by 11:59 PM EDT. 

Thank you to our 2022 Research Grant Sponsors: 


   Helix Campaign

ISONG Research Initiative – Donations

Fostering scientific research in genetics is an important part of ISONG's mission, and ISONG has embarked on a Nursing Research Donations Campaign. Together, members of ISONG will help fund research grants.

You are encouraged to donate what you can to keep this important initiative going. Donations will help to provide these Research Grant Awards. Click here to donate, or members can donate along with renewing their membership online. Thank you for your support!

Interested in learning more about this opportunity?


Fostering scientific research in genetics is an important part of ISONG’s mission.
ISONG members are eligible to apply a Nursing Research grant award.  Submitted proposals are selected for funding based upon successful peer review of the application by the ISONG Research Committee. ISONG's Research Committee is responsible for selection and submitting the names of the award recipients to the Board of Directors.

The purpose of the annual ISONG Nursing Research Grant awards is to support research related to the mission of ISONG, specifically, to promote genetic/genomic nursing practice and for the development of genetic/genomic nursing science. Grant funding may be used as "seed" money for conducting a pilot study, or, for support of an ongoing research investigation that will contribute to the science or practice of genetic/genomic nursing. Awarding of grant funding is competitive and will be determined through peer review of proposals by members of the ISONG Research Committee. The scientific merit of grant applications is the primary criterion for funding decisions.


  • To apply for a grant, an applicant must be a member of ISONG in good standing.
  • Applicants who receive over $50,000 from large foundation or government funding will not be considered for ISONG funding opportunities.

Typically 2-5 grant awards are given out each cycle and are provided by the generous donations of our sponsors and from the ISONG Nursing Research Helix Campaign donations.

Please help us BUILD THE HELIX to benefit ISONG Research Grant Initiatives.

Build the Helix Campaign Donations 

2022 Grant Award Recipients

We are delighted to announce that four sponsored grants were awarded at the 2021 ISONG World Congress. Thank you to the Schools of Nursing at Duquesne University, University of Connecticut, University of Pittsburgh, and the ISONG Helix Campaign for their support of these awards.

        • Emily Mewborn
        • Joosun Shin

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