What are the most common reasons a proposal is declined?
- The proposed project has no relation to nursing regulation or policy.
- The proposal is poorly written, difficult to understand or not written using a scientific framework.
- The proposal does not describe how the statistical analysis of the data will be performed.
- The proposal has methodological errors, inadequate control of subject variables, incorrect or inappropriate research design, or poor conceptualization of the problem/approach and statistical analysis.
- The proposal did not follow CRE general grant guidelines.
- The study is not generalizable beyond a small or specialized group.
- Expenditures are excessive. The budget is not in line with the proposed project.
Can more than one investigator from an institution apply for a grant in the same funding cycle?
Can an individual receive more than one grant?
Yes, but not within the same calendar year.
How long does it take for a grant to be approved?
About three to four months.
Are grants only given to nurses or also to non-nurses doing research in nursing?
Grants will be awarded to non-nurses as well as nurses as long as the research pertains to nursing regulation.
My instruments are not yet developed; can I still apply?
Unless the study involves the development of a research instrument, all measurement/survey instruments must be selected and/or developed prior to proposal submission so that the project is ready to begin upon notice of funding. Validity and reliability of the instrument must be included in the proposal.