Grants and Scholarships


    Research and EBP grants are awarded annually at the SPN Annual Conference; Evidence-based Practice Grant ($2,500) supported by Children's Mercy Hospital and the Corrine Barnes Research Grant (two $2500 grant awards). 

    • The purpose of this grant is to support research studies and evidence-based practice projects (EBP) related to children and their families. These grants are awarded to SPN members and may include research studies or EBP projects ranging from pilot work to large, multisite studies. Student theses, dissertations, or EBP project proposals are accepted.  
    • View past grant awardees or View previous ANF grant awardees.
    • 2018 Timeline (now closed): 

    The Evidence-based Practice Grant is supported by Children's Mercy Hospital. 



    Scholarships are awarded at the Annual Conference held in April. 

    • Academic Education Scholarship NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2018
      In an effort to help members meet academic goals, two academic scholarships are awarded yearly. The application cycle opens in November and concludes in January. 
    • PNCB / SPN Conference Scholarship NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2018
      The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, in collaboration with the Society of Pediatric Nurses, offers a joint Scholarship to attend the annual SPN conference. SPN and PNCB are committed to increasing the knowledge base and enhancing the clinical, professional, and leadership development of certified pediatric nurses. LEARN MORE AND APPLY


    • The American Nurses Foundation Nursing Research Grants Program was founded 56 years ago to encourage the research career development of nurses.  Each year, through this program, ANF provides funds to beginner and experiences nurse researchers for conducting studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care.
    • View previous recipients here.