TSNRP Grant Applications

Mini EBP Awards

The TriService Nursing Research Program (TSNRP) will continue to be committed to advance Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) within military nursing.  To help accomplish this task, TSNRP will again offer the “Mini-EBP Award” mechanism which will provide up to $10,000 of one-year of funds (O&M/Program 8) for equipment and supplies in support of local, nurse-led EBP projects. 

This year, Mini-EBP awards will be submitted to our newly developed TSNRP database management system. Award instructions and award announcement are outlined on the attached FY20 TSNRP Mini-EBP award. More information about TSNRP award funding can be found at https://www.tsnrpgrants.com

 Also, new this year, Mini-EBP Awards selected for funding will receive direct delivery of project supplies purchased through TSNRP and sent directly to the MTF. The project team must provide a 3-month interim update and a final project summary that includes a 300-500 word abstract, a quad chart, and a one-page summary of lessons learned. Mini-EBP project dissemination is encouraged at TSNRP EBP workshops and the dissemination course. Mini-EBP projects are depicted in the TSNRP grants database on the TSNRP website.

 Applications may be submitted electronically any time before 1 October 2020 at: https://www.tsnrpgrants.com Mini-EBP Awards do not require an applicant organization to apply. 

Please contact TSNRP Executive Director, CAPT Heather King, at heather.king@usuhs.edu for any additional questions.



TriService Nursing Research Program Mini-Evidence Based Practice Award Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Announcement


Provide one-year funds to Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) to purchase equipment and supplies in support of nurse-led evidence-based practice (EBP) projects pending available funding.
− The project lead must be a military or civilian nurse assigned to an MTF. Project teams are encouraged to be multidisciplinary (preferred). If the project lead is a civilian nurse, a military nurse is required as a team member.
− The nurse manager(s) of the site where the work will be conducted must support the project.
− The chief nurse/director of nursing at the MTF must support the project.
− The budget should not exceed $10,000 unless approved in advance by the TSNRP Executive Director; funds must be obligated prior to the end of the fiscal year.
− The project must be finished in 12 months.
Resources: If you would like a TSNRP EBP virtual consult before starting the application process please contact TSNRP Program Manager, Ms. Christine Leyden, christine.leyden.ctr@usuhs.edu
Application and Approval Process:
1. A complete application (outlined below) may be submitted to the TSNRP any time before 1 October 2020 via the TSNRP Grants Database.
2. It is expected that prior to submission, the application will be reviewed by either a representative from the regional nursing research/clinical inquiry cell that will provide oversight of the project, or the local MTF Evidence Based Practice Council (if applicable). This step provides an important check to ensure the project is feasible and appropriate at the local level.
3. The package will be reviewed by the TSNRP Executive Director to determine if the application is appropriate for TSNRP funding.
4. If recommended for funding consideration, an unaffiliated EBP expert within the Military Healthcare System will complete a final review for funding recommendation.
5. Based on the recommendations of the regional cell and EBP expert, and if TSNRP funds are available, the project supplies will be sent to the local MTF.
6. All EBP project funding decisions will be reviewed and approved by the TSNRP Advisory Council and Executive Board of Directors.

Parts of the Application:
1. All TSNRP grant applications must be submitted via the TSNRP Grants Management Database after Requesting Access to the TSNRP Grants Management Database. Please go to the https://www.tsnrpgrants.comand click Request Access.
Please note you must copy the hyperlink or type the full address in: https://www.tsnrpgrants.com:8443/ords/f?p=100
2. Cover letter from the project lead that explains why this EBP project was developed
3. Description of the project (in 3 pages or less) that includes:
a. PICO(T) Question
b. Link to TSNRP Priorities
c. Stakeholders
d. Current Practice
e. Search terms used to identify evidence
f. Primary outcomes (from literature, include references)
g. Baseline data available
h. Plan to evaluate success
i. Timeline & Dissemination Plan
4. An evidence table (with reference list) and a synthesis table supporting the proposed intervention/process change.
5. A list of project team members who have agreed to participate (including the project lead) describing their role on the project, clinical expertise/background, and EBP experience and training. If the project lead is an active duty member, identify who on the team is willing to assume leadership of the group in the event of a deployment or change of assignment.
6. Project budget for equipment (individual items that cost >$5,000) and supplies. List each item in a table along with the cost, reason it is needed for the project. Funds for 1 travel may be included if well justified and can be accomplished prior to the end of the fiscal year.
7. Project timeline that includes the key steps in the project and when the project will be completed.
8. Letters of support from the following
a. Nurse Manager(s) of sites where data or patients will be accessed.
b. MTF Chief Nurse/Director of Nursing
c. MTF Resource Management Office that they have reviewed and approved the project budget, and are able and willing to execute the funds as proposed
d. Other key stakeholders/process owners, as appropriate (ex: Chief of Pharmacy, Medical Director, Education and Training Office, etc.)

Selection Criteria:
- Project is evidence-based
- Topic aligns with TSNRP priorities
- Evidence of MTF support
- Evidence that funds can be executed prior to the end of the fiscal year
- Likelihood of success
- A 3-month interim update that describes the progress of the project in terms of clinical processes, data collection, budget, and timeline.
- At the conclusion of the project, a summary of the project will be submitted to TSNRP, which will include:
1. A structured abstract of 300-500 words which summarizes the project findings. The following headings should be used: background and/or rationale of the project; PICO question; methods; results/findings; discussion; implications for practice, research, policy, management and/or education, (depending on the project); and conclusions.
2. A one-page summary of lessons learned from the EBP project, with recommendations for other EBP project teams.
3. A bulleted summary in a single PowerPoint slide (“Quad Chart”)

Reports should be submitted into the TSNRP Grants Database: https://www.tsnrpgrants.com

For More Information:
- CAPT Heather King, Executive Director – heather.king@usuhs.edu
- Ms. Christine Leyden, Program Manager – christine.leyden.ctr@usuhs.edu