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 certified NPs or graduate-level NP students.

Now Closed — 2020 AANP Grant Program

Through research, you are promoting evidence-based resources that support NPs of all specialties and in all practice settings. AANP grants are available to members who are practicing in an NP role. Applicants must be certified NPs. Graduate students may apply if their project is expected to be completed in 2021.

Applicants may receive up to $5,000 in grant funding. Only completed applications will be accepted and reviewed.

The application period for the 2020 AANP Grant program closed on March 18, 2020, at 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 acknowledgement form.


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 Representative.
  • Not be an AANP staff member or be 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, 2021.

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. As a not-for-profit organization, AANP does not allocate any grant funding toward indirect costs.

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 Reference.
  • Applicant Statement.
  • Pending or Submitted IRB (for Research Projects).
  • Current CV or Résumé.
  • Reference List.