STTI/HPNF End-of-Life Nursing Care Research Grant

In 2004, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation partnered to offer an annual research grant. With the goal of encouraging qualified nurses’ contributions to the advancement of nursing care through research, one grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded annually. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant. The application deadline for the award is April 1 of the respective year.

To be eligible for the grant, the Principal Investigator must:
  • Be a registered nurse with a current license.
  • Hold a masters or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Have submitted a completed research application.
  • Have a project that is ready for implementation.
  • Have a project that can be completed within one (1) year of funding.
  • Have a signed Research Agreement.
For details about this collaborative grant, including eligibility criteria and application submission contact Tonna Thomas, Grants Coordinator, or visit the STTI website.

STTI Website

STTI/HPNF End-of-Life Nursing Care Research Grant Recipients


Susan Thrane, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN 


Jessica Rearden, PhD 


Kavita Radhakrishman, PhD 


Maureen Metzger, PhD, RN 


Susan Lowey, PhD, RN, CHPN (USA). “Factors that Influence Care Transitions of End-Stage Heart Failure Patients to Palliative Home Care.”


Stephanie H. Gilbertson-White, PhD, RN. “A Biobehavioral Approach to Studying the Meaning of Symptoms in Patients with Advanced Cancer.”


Carol L. Pavlish, PhD (USA). “Screening and Early Interventions for Ethical Conflicts at the End of Life: Strengthening Nurses’ Voices.”


Charlotte Wool, MSN, RN, CPCE. “Perinatal Palliative Care: Assessment of Clinician Attitudes and Practice Barriers.”


Ann Marie Dose, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC. “Transition from the Hospital to Home Hospice: The No-Care Zone.”


Amy Calvin, PhD, RN. “Understanding of Advance Care Planning by Family Members of Persons Undergoing Hemodialysis.”


Sanghee Kim, RN, MSN. “The Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Nurses’ Ethical Decision Making Regarding End-of-Life (NEDM-EOL) Scale in Korea.”


Debra Wiegand, PhD, MBE, RN, CCRN, FAAN. “Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Therapy After a Life-Threatening Exacerbation of a Chronic Illness: The Family Experience.”


Mary Judy Campbell, MSN, BSN. “Influence of Health Literacy and Attitudes on Completion of Advance Directives Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.”


Sarah A. Wilson, PhD, RN. “Family Caregivers of Hospice Patients with Heart Failure.”