The HPNF Certification Research Grant is intended to provide investigators with resources to conduct exploratory, pilot, or feasibility studies that will lead to larger-scale projects linking certification with patient outcomes. Examples include collecting preliminary data about the distribution of certification qualifications among staff of different types of organizations or examining data sets from healthcare systems for patterns of staffing and outcomes.
A single grant of up to $15,000 will be awarded annually.
To be eligible, the principal investigator must be actively involved in some aspect of hospice and palliative care practice, education, or research; hold a master’s or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program; and have a project that is consistent with the purpose of the research grant. Preference will be given to HPNA members.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the HPNF website.