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American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Grants

Funding Nurse Practitioners (NPs) Who Drive Innovation Through Research

Your research helps shape the future of health care. Gain the financial support you need to continue the advancement of evidence-based care and the use of new findings with grants from AANP.

AANP supports research and clinical practice efforts that aim to improve the quality of care for patients and to enhance understanding of the NP role. Grants are available to AANP members who are currently practicing in an NP role.

2024 AANP Grant Program

Through research, you are promoting evidence-based resources that support NPs of all specialties and in all practice settings. Applicants for AANP grants must be certified NPs. Graduate students may apply if their project is expected to be completed in 2025.

Awardees may receive $5,000 in grant funding. Only completed applications through our online system will be accepted and reviewed.

Applications closed on March 20, 2024, at 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT).

All applicants will be notified once the grant recipients have been determined. If you are selected to receive a grant, you will be required to complete and sign a written acknowledgment form.

"I am humbly thankful to the team at AANP who selected me qualified for this Grant award. This grant will assist me both personally and professionally. I never dreamt of even completing a Doctoral Dissertation, but with hard work and dedication and strong support from my team, I am moving closer to my dream. This Grant award opens so many doors of opportunity for me and my family, and also serve as a motivation for me to continue having the highest level of dedication as a nurse practitioner and continue to focus on job satisfaction and improving the NP workforce."
—Annmarie Johnson-Rowe, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
2023 Grant awardee

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Not be a member of the AANP Board of Directors or a relative of a current AANP board member or state liaison.
  • Not be an AANP staff member or related to an AANP staff member.
  • Not have been funded by AANP within the last three calendar years.
  • Have an expected project completion date of no later than December 31, 2025.

Types of Projects Accepted

Projects include:

  • Research (Primary)*.
  • Research (Secondary Data Analysis)*.
  • Patient Education.
  • Provider Education.
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement.

AANP Grants are not intended for professional development, such as conference attendance or advanced courses and workshops.

*Primary research and secondary data analysis should contribute new and novel findings to the body of existing knowledge as new, original research directly related to — and of importance to — the NP role. It should not function as a repetition, extension or modification of completed research.

Supporting Documents

To apply, please provide these additional documents with your application:

  • Purpose statement.
  • Literature review.
  • Significance of problem to NPs.
  • Project description: objectives, outcome, impact and summary.
  • Project budget and justification.
  • Letter of Support from the program director or project site.
  • Professional letter of reference.
  • Applicant statement.
  • Pending or submitted IRB (for research projects).
  • Current CV or résumé.
  • Reference list.

AANP Indirect Cost and Funding Statements

  • As a not-for-profit organization, AANP does not allocate any grant funding toward indirect costs.
  • AANP will not cover indirect costs, including but not limited to salary, fringe benefits, administrative costs, etc. Please check your institution's grant policies prior to applying.
  • AANP will not cover nonessential travel, including travel and registration to conferences for dissemination.
  • AANP will not fund projects that have already been completed and disseminated.