UM Nursing Program
UM Nursing is a collaborative initiative by the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). The grant offers a unique opportunity for partnerships between faculty and nurses to conduct research focused on nurse-sensitive outcomes in both hospital and community settings.
- Joint research proposals should examine nurse outcomes in the hospital or community from a team comprised of at least one UMSON faculty member and one UMMS nurse.
- The UMSON PI must have a regular faculty appointment (> 51%) at the UMSON. The UMSON PI must complete the pre-award form.
- The UMMS PI must be employed as a nurse at a UMMS member organization at least 24 hours/week. The UMMS PI must complete the pre-award form.
Applications must include the following:
- Letter of Agreement (this document needs to have all signatures)
- Abstract (no more than 500 words)
- Research Plan: All proposals should adhere to the abbreviated NIH R21 grant format to ensure consistency. Please upload the following into one PDF
- Specific Aims (1 page limit)
- Research Strategy (5 page limit)
- References cited in the proposal (not included in research strategy)
- Letters of support (e.g. consultants, optional)
- Detailed Budget: Itemized Description & Justification
- CV or Biosketches of each PI’s
How do I find a nurse researcher at UMMS or Faculty member at UMSON?
Please contact Gyasi Moscou-Jackson to find a UMMS nurse researcher. Please contact Tamara Jackson for a UMSON faculty member.
What are some nurse sensitive outcomes?
Nurse outcomes are defined as the patient outcomes sensitive to nursing intervention.
What is the award amount?
Up to $15,000 for a one-year project. Each Principal Investigator (PI) will receive an additional $3,000 for professional development.
Can I have a team of more than two?
Yes, one needs to be from UMMS and one from UMSON at minimum.
When are applications accepted?
Twice annually on June 1 and December 1.
How can I apply?
Apply for the UMNursing Grant.
When is the grant awarded?
Within 6 weeks of the application closing.