WHAT WE DO

We fund innovative, high-impact research by military nurses that will lead to improved patient outcomes and better quality of life for all members of the armed forces and their beneficiaries. To ensure that we fund the most promising research by military nurses, we employ a rigorous three-step review process for all award applications. This process promotes innovative, collaborative studies that will have a significant impact on the lives of military personnel and their families.

We support research on operational or deployment health topics. There are two broad categories for funding: TSNRP Mini Evidence-Based Practice (MiniEBP) Awards and TSNRP Research and Evidence Based Project. All applicants are strongly encouraged to be familiar with past and current research studies funded by TSNRP. 

 

TSNRP Research and EBP Awards

TSNRP supports research on operational or deployment health topics. We usually issue two calls for proposals each year. Funding amounts and periods of performance vary based on award category. Applicants must indicate a research priority, from the categories listed below, on the award application. 

RESEARCH PRIORITIES

FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION

A holistic examination of factors affecting the health care of operational personnel (e.g., war fighters, support personnel) and their families before, during, and after deployment.

  • Fit and ready force
  • Deploy with and care for warrior
  • Care for all entrusted to our care

NURSING COMPETENCIES AND PRACTICE

Description and evaluation of the military nursing competencies necessary to sustain a patient from point of injury/other health event through the continuum of care. Evaluation of educational interventions to enhance learning and retention of military nursing operational skill sets. Translation of research and other knowledge into clinical practice. Outcomes studies to evaluate effects of comparative treatments or implementation of evidence-based interventions.

  • Patient outcomes
  • Quality and safety
  • Translate research into practice/evidence-based practice
  • Clinical excellence
  • Knowledge management
  • Education and training

LEADERSHIP, ETHICS, AND MENTORING

Description and evaluation of interventions for leadership and mentoring characteristics, approaches, and strategies and their effects on military nursing leading to policy changes. Description and evaluation of the types of ethical issues that military nurses encounter in practice and the types of education, topics, and resources helpful to ethical military nursing practice. Description and evaluation of interventions designed to enhance recruitment and increase retention of military nursing personnel. Topics may include research about ethical issues specific to treatment, such as end-of-life care, treatment limitation, competency, informed consent, rights and responsibilities of patients and providers, ethical environments, and moral development and decision-making.

  • Health policy
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Preparing tomorrow's leaders
  • Care of the caregiver

APPLY - FY22A Call

TSNRP FY22A Call is now open! There are two separate submission dates for TSNRP FY2022A Call funding opportunities. TSNRP "A Call" letters of intent are due electronically by 1700 Eastern Daylight Time on 16 August 2021, and applications are due electronically by 1700 Eastern Daylight Time on 15 September 2021. 

The Letter of Intent Form can be accessed on the TSNRP Application Portal, or requested by email at TSNRP@usuhs.edu.

TSNRP Mini ebp Awards

We are committed to advance Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) within military nursing. To help accomplish this task, we offer the "Mini-EBP Award" mechanism which will provide up to $10,000 of one-year of funds (O&M) for equipment and supplies in support of local, nurse-led EBP projects.

Mini-EBP Awards selected for funding will receive direct delivery of project supplies purchased through TSNRP and sent directly to the Military Treatment Facility. Mini-EBP project dissemination is encouraged at our EBP workshops and the dissemination course. Mini-EBP projects are included in our awards database. 

Apply

Mini-EBP Awards do not require an applicant organization. Applications are open through 1700 EDT on 30 September 2021. Click APPLY below to access the application portal. 

For questions please contact TSNRP Executive Director, CAPT Heather King, at heather.king@usuhs.edu or (301) 319-0596.

 

FAQS

What is the difference between TSNRP MiniEBP Awards and TSNRP Research and EBP Awards?

MiniEBP Awards provide up to $10,000 in equipment and supplies in support of nurse-led evidence-based practice (EBP) projects. The project lead must be a military or federal civilian nurse assigned to a Military Treatment Facility. The budget should not exceed $10,000 and the project must be completed within 12 months. The applicant for a MiniEBP Award will be the project lead or team member.

TSNRP Research and EBP Awards are much larger in scope and budget. Depending on the award category and period of performance, these awards can range from $20,000 to $400,000, and include a wider range of approved costs such as equipment, supplies, personnel, travel, and training. An active duty nurse must serve as the principal investigator. Applicant organization must be the applicant for a TSNRP Research or EBP Award.

I am ready to apply for a MiniEBP Award, where should I go?

Please click here to visit our application portal. All relevant instructions are included in the portal. 

Are there specific templates to use?

Please find the templates for application on TSNRP's application portal. Forms will be uploaded into supporting documentation.

Is there a specific order for the documents?

The order of the documents should follow the order listed on the instruction page.

How should the pages be numbered within the document?

Number pages within each section, particularly for the Project Narrative and appendices. There is no need to run consecutive page numbers throughout the entire proposal.

Where should the Institution Cover Letter and Application Summary be attached? 

The Institution Cover Letter and Application Summary can be included with Research and Related Other Project Information or with Other Attachments.