The successful pursuit of funding is the goal of our faculty at the College of Nursing via internal/external sponsors. Faculty members work closely with the Associate Dean for Research to explore funding opportunities for their area of research. Internal campus sources and System-level funding opportunities are available for initial funding purposes. The expectations of both are to be viewed as funding for pilot studies or initiation of new research directions in order to make future larger scale, extramural funding likely. External funding opportunities are offered through the private sector, government agencies and foundations. 

The increase in external funding is a growing expectation of the university and the College of Nursing. Below is a list of frequently sought after funding sponsors:

Federal and Public Grant Resources

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Cancer Institute

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Nursing Research

US Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization

Nursing Research Associations and Foundation Resources

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Nurses Foundation

Johnson and Johnson

Mid West Nursing Research Society

Missouri Foundation for Health

National League for Nursing

National League for Nursing. Nursing Education Research

National Science Foundation

Oncology Nursing Society

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Sigma Theta Tau International 


If you don't find a grant for your research interest or have an agency in mind but would like additional information, Please contact our Research Assistant, who can assist you in your search for the organizations in your interest area.