1. Grant Recipients will be notified in late July with funding to commence in August.
- For grants $5,000 and above, funds will be dispensed under the following agreement:
- 25% of the award will be sent in the initial payment (August). An additional 50% will be dispensed at 6 months (January) after receipt of a progress report including expenditures to date. The final 25% of the award will be sent after submission of the final report with full budget reconciliation (August).
- For grants below $5,000, funds will be dispensed under the following agreement:
- 50% of the award will be sent in the initial payment (August 2022). The remaining 50% of the award will be sent after submission of the final report with full budget reconciliation (August 2023).
- A change in the disbursement schedule can be requested in writing; changes must be justified and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Release of funds will be contingent upon required itemized budget reconciliation. If expenditure reports are not received in a timely fashion, funding is not guaranteed.
2. Priority for funding is based upon scientific merit, potential for knowledge development, and relevance to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. Preference is given to proposals that fit one of the following areas. Include in your application which priority area your proposal addresses:
- Strategies and models for shared decision-making/partnering to accomplish positive mental health treatment outcomes
- Strategies to address disparities and promote and/or increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within mental health care, including access to care, the psychiatric-mental health nursing workforce, etc.
- Integrated mental health care that considers developmental and holistic (biological, social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual) dimensions across the lifespan
- Innovative adaptations to psychiatric nursing practice and/or psychiatric nursing interventions in response to the pandemic and the impact on mental health, recovery, and healing
3. All proposals must be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board. An application may be submitted prior to IRB review but release of funds will be contingent upon APNA receiving a written copy of IRB approval. The time period allotted to attain IRB approval is within 60 days from announcement of grant recipients.
4. Budget: Only expenses essential to the conduct of the proposed project (direct costs only) will be considered for funding. Support for salary, travel, or conference registration is not allowed. Indirect costs are not allowed. Research assistant/data entry/statistician costs will be considered as a portion of funding.