In 2020, the CCI Research Foundation will award grants to address key funding priorities. Applications open January 1st.

Funding Tiers

Doctoral Student – Up to $5,000 Grant

• Dissertation research or scholarly project funding for PhD or DNP students (excludes pilot projects)


Beginning Researcher – Up to $10,000 Grant

• Primary Investigator has minimal research experience and/or less than $10,000 in extramural funding in a particular research area



Experienced Researcher – Up to $25,000 Grant

• Primary Investigator has received more than $10,000 in funding



Application Process

  1. Review and meet grant eligibility requirements
  2. Gather required information before beginning the online grant application
    • Determine your project focus, timeline, and team
    • Formulate research proposal
    • Determine your proposed budget
  3. Complete the online grant application by 11:59pm EST on May 15, 2020
  4. Applicants will be notified of determinations by August 31, 2020
  5. Grant awards will be disbursed by October 31, 2020

Grant Eligibility Requirements

Research projects must address the mission and goals of the CCI Research Foundation— to advance the quality of patient care and contribute to the science of perioperative practice through research. Pilot projects are not permitted.

It is not necessary to be a nurse to propose a project; however, an RN with current license, and a minimum master’s degree in nursing must be a co-investigator on the research team. Doctoral students may seek funding for dissertation research or scholarly projects.

Research must be completed within one year of funding.

Grant Proposal Evaluation and Selection

The grant evaluation process is conducted using established review criteria and a standardized scoring system. Each application will be rated against these criteria, and assigned a score for each criterion, based upon the extent to which they meet the standard. Applications are evaluated based on the CCI Research Foundation Grant Proposal Evaluation Rubric.

Applications are pre-screened on a pass/fail basis during the administrative review, which includes determination of compliance with application and eligibility requirements. Complete applications are then reviewed by the evaluation committee. Applicants will be notified of determinations for the 2020 funding cycle by August 31, 2020.