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Successful applicants will be notified within 90 days of the application deadline.
Grant awards are determined by the reviewing body according to the guidelines for the program and budget. Grantees will be paid by check from the AACN national office.
Funds will be awarded to the investigator or the investigator’s institution, depending on the preference of the grantee. If funds are awarded directly to an investigator, IRS Form 1099 will be issued to that investigator at the end of the calendar year.
Funds should be used to support the direct costs of the project, including but not limited to:
Funds may not be used for:
Grantees may use multiple sources of funding for their projects.
AACN limits the indirect costs to 10% of the direct costs and requires indirect costs to be included in the grant award. Indirect costs may include expenses incurred to publish and/or present study results.
Direct costs are those costs that can be identified specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity or any other institutional activity, or can be directly assigned to such activities relatively easily with a high degree of accuracy.
Indirect (or facilities and administrative, F&A) costs are incurred by a grantee for common or joint objectives and, therefore, cannot be identified specifically with a particular project or program.
All unspent funds must be returned to AACN within six months of completion of the project.
In the event the funded principal investigator transfers to another institution during the term of the grant, the funds will remain provided the institution can supply documentation that another qualified person can complete the research.
If no appropriately qualified researcher at the original institution can complete the funded study, the funds will be transferred to the principal investigator’s new institution.
Grantees are required to submit annual progress reports and a final progress report to AACN. Reports are due March 1 of each year.
If the research or project cannot be conducted within the stipulated timeframe, a change in timeline must be requested and approved or the unspent funds must be returned to AACN.
Changes in timelines must be requested in writing and will be approved in writing only.
Grantees must acknowledge the financial support (full or in part) of AACN and the applicable co-sponsor in all publications and presentations. For example, "This project was funded by a grant from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and Philips Medical Systems."
All studies using animal models must adhere to AACN’s policy on the use of animal models in research and evidence must be attached that studies involving animals have been reviewed by the Animal Care Committee.
As part of the final research report, grantees are required to submit an abstract. We encourage grantees to independently publish or present the results of their study or project.
We also strongly recommend that all award recipients submit an abstract for consideration for oral or poster presentation at the annual National Teaching Institute. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be designated as either oral or poster presentations at NTI, and individuals whose abstracts are accepted will receive a $75 reduction in NTI registration.
Four NTI Research Awards will be presented for oral abstracts reflecting outstanding original research, replication research or research utilization. Each award provides $1,000 toward NTI expenses.
Please go to our Call for Research & Creative Solutions Abstracts page for additional information.
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