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APNA Research Grants Application Checklist

Preliminary Review Submission Checklist | Full Application Submission Checklist | Research Proposal Formatting Guidelines

Preliminary Review Submission Checklist

Members of the APNA Research Council will review and offer feedback on the Research Grant Proposal portion of your application. Please use the below list to ensure that our research grant proposal is complete and ready for preliminary review. This word document should be emailed to councilsupport@apna.org. Your final application submission (see Full Application Submission Checklist below) will need to be submitted online via the APNA Submission Site by the deadline.

  • Research Grant Proposal (see below for formatting guidelines; this preliminary review document should be submitted as a Word document)
  • For Research Proposals (click here for full evaluation criteria):
    Introduction/Problem Statement
    Review of Literature
    Purpose
    Theoretical Conceptual Framework / Frame of Reference
    Design / Method
    Sample
    Sample Size & Configuration
    Data Collection / Generation Techniques & Sources
    Data Management & Analysis
    Human Subjects
    References
  • For Practice Change / QI Projects (click here for full evaluation criteria):
    Introduction/Problem Statement
    Review of Literature
    Purpose
    Theoretical Conceptual Framework / Frame of Reference
    Design / Method
    Change Targets, Practice Site Characteristics & Configuration
    Data Collection / Generation Techniques & Sources
    Data Management, Analysis & Conclusions
    Scalability & Sustainability
    Validity
    Human Subjects
    Plan for Dissemination
    References

 

Full Application Submission Checklist

The following items are all included on the online submission site. Each must be completed in order for your application to be considered.

  • Review and Confirmation of Proposal Guidelines
  • Applicant Contact Information
  • Applicant Background:
    Education (past and current)
    Employment (past and current)
  • Proposal Information:
    Proposal Title (50 word limit)
    Co-Investigators (If applicable)
  • Grant Details:
    Explanation of how grant meets APNA Research Grant criteria
  • Chair Validation Approval (If applicable)
  • Research Grant Proposal File Uploads:
    Research Grant Proposal (see below for formatting guidelines)
    For Research Proposals (click here for full evaluation criteria):
    Introduction/Problem Statement
    Review of Literature
    Purpose
    Theoretical Conceptual Framework / Frame of Reference
    Design / Method
    Sample
    Sample Size & Configuration
    Data Collection / Generation Techniques & Sources
    Data Management & Analysis
    Human Subjects
    References
    For Practice Change / QI Projects (click here for full evaluation criteria):
    Introduction/Problem Statement
    Review of Literature
    Purpose
    Theoretical Conceptual Framework / Frame of Reference
    Design / Method
    Change Targets, Practice Site Characteristics & Configuration
    Data Collection / Generation Techniques & Sources
    Data Management, Analysis & Conclusions
    Scalability & Sustainability
    Validity
    Human Subjects
    Plan for Dissemination
    References
  • Curriculum Vitae or Biosketch
  • IRB Approval (if applicable)
  • Application Confirmation with Electronic Signature

Research Grant Proposal Formatting Guidelines

  • PDF or Word Doc file
  • 8.5 x 11 plain white paper with 1″ margins
  • Double spaced
  • Font no smaller than 12 pt
  • Project description can be no longer than 10 double-spaced, single-sided pages
  • 10 additional pages allowed for appendices
  • Appendices should include human subjects protection information and references
  • References should be double spaced and in APA format
  • All sections (including project description, appendices, resumes, charts, references/footnotes, tables, maps and exhibits) must be sequentially numbered, beginning on the first page after the table of contents.
  • Anything over 10 pages in the project description and anything over 10 pages in the appendices will be removed and not considered by reviewers.