International Society
of Nurses in Genetics



Research Grant Program

We are delighted to announce that the call for the 2017 ISONG Nursing Research Grant Awards is now open!

The deadline for the letter of intent is Wednesday, April 19, 2017.


The purpose of the annual ISONG Nursing Research Grant awards is to support research related to the mission of ISONG, specifically, to promote genetic/genomic nursing practice and for the development of genetic/genomic nursing science. Grant funding may be used as "seed" money for conducting a pilot study, or, for support of an ongoing research investigation that will contribute to the science or practice of genetic/genomic nursing. Awarding of grant funding is competitive and will be determined through peer review of proposals by members of the ISONG Research Committee.


  • At ISONG scientific merit of grant applications is the primary criteria for funding decisions.
  • To apply for a grant an applicant must be a member of ISONG in good standing.
  • Applicants with large foundation or government funding will not be considered for ISONG funding opportunities.

Application Process and Deadlines

Submit a letter of intent to Allison Vorderstrasse at no later than Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (midnight EDT).

This letter is not to decide who may apply, but to help us to begin to ask the appropriate reviewers to be part of grant process. Only current members of ISONG are eligible.

1. The letter should be sent as an attached MS Word document or PDF and include:

The title of proposed research

A brief description (one paragraph maximum) of the proposed research

The institution where the research will take place

2. Submit the grant via email to the Research Committee co-chair, Allison Vorderstrasse:

ONE PDF File that includes each of the following should be submitted no later than Thursday, June 15, 2017 (midnight EST). The email subject line must include the last name of the Principal Investigator and ISONG Grant 2017.Example:Jones ISONG Grant 2017.

Please Note: An incomplete application, failure to submit a letter of intent and/or application via email, late submission of a letter of intent and/or application, as well as failure to follow application procedures and formatting guidelines will disqualify the applicant. These submissions will not be considered by the ISONG Research Committee.

If you have questions after reviewing the information provided, please direct these to Allison Vorderstrasse.

Click here to download the Application Instructions, Proposal Cover Sheet, Budget and Justification Form.

Submitted proposals will be selected for funding based upon successful peer review of the application by the ISONG Research Committee.

ISONG's Research Committee will be responsible for selection and will submit the names of the award recipients to the Board of Directors for final approval.

Decisions regarding the Grant awards will be announced in early September 2017.

ISONG Research Initiative – Donations

Fostering scientific research in genetics is an important part of ISONG's mission. In 2014, ISONG embarked on a Nursing Research Directed Donations Campaign. ISONG, as an organization, will help to fund a research grant with the support of the members.

You are encouraged to donate what you can to keep this important initiative going. Donations will help to provide these Research Grant Awards. Click here to donate or members can donate along with renewing their membership online. Thank you for your support!

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