Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Accepting Applications for Nurse Researcher Fellowship

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a unique not-for-profit foundation that has evolved from a young cancer patient's front yard lemonade stand into a national foundation for childhood cancer.

To help advance its mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its Nurse Researcher Fellowship program, which is designed to encourage nursing research at various levels of practice. The goal of the program is to train PhD and master's-level nurse researchers on how to initiate and lead a multi-site research project.

With support from an experienced nurse research mentor identified by ALSF, fellowship recipients will develop a team within their own institutions as well as partnerships at other institutions to implement their proposed research study. A formal curriculum focuses on developing multi-site investigator skills as part of the fellowship, the award for which will total $100,000 over two years.

Examples of fundable projects include collecting information to answer a nursing question related to symptom assessment during cancer treatment; applying a specific intervention to reduce pain during invasive procedures; and evaluating the best method for new patient teaching.

To be eligible, the principal investigator must have a PhD in Nursing and have not achieved an academic appointment higher than assistant professor. In addition, the PI must be within seven years of completing the PhD at the time the project would begin (i.e., those with a PhD awarded in 2010 or later would be eligible to apply for a 2017 grant); have at least five years of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing experience; not have experience as the lead PI of a multi-site study; and not hold a current or previous NIH grant.

See the ALSF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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