APHON Evidence-Based Practice and Research Grant Program

APHON offers an exciting opportunity for APHON members who are embarking on conducting Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) or Research projects that advance pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice and patient care. Keep scrolling to learn more about the opportunities available in 2024.

NOTE: The deadline for LOIs is May 14th, 2024. Accepted LOI applicants will be notified by the end of May 2024.

Please consider applying for the following grant opportunities:

  • APHON Evidence-Based Practice Grant*
    One $2,500 grant for EBP projects that address the clinical practice of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
    Thank you to ONCC for providing the funding for this grant.
  • LOI Guidelines

NOTE: APHON utilizes Common Grant Application in the LOI and Grant submission process. If this is the first time you have applied for a grant with APHON, please select ‘First Time User’ to build an account. If you have applied and/or received a grant from APHON in the past, you can use your same log-in information.


To support and advance nurses and their practice in order to optimize outcomes for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders and their families.

Focus Area

Evidence-Based Practice and Research project proposals that address clinical practice, educational, or administrative dimensions of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.

Eligible Applicants

The primary investigator (PI) must be a registered nurse who is active in pediatric hematology/oncology and who demonstrates an interest in making significant contributions to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. The PI must also have a minimum of a BSN and must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program. If the PI does not yet have a master’s degree, it is expected that they will have a co-investigator with EBP experience who has a master’s or higher degree.

Note: Members of the APHON Board of Directors or persons serving on the APHON EBP/Research committee are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Letter of Intent

Interested applicants for the grant are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI should follow the format below and will serve to permit the assessment of eligibility for the award and the identification of qualified reviewers for the APHON Evidence-Based Practice Grant Panel.

Letters of Intent must be submitted through APHON’s grant portal on Common Grant Application no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on May 14th, 2024.


*APHON thanks the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation for their generous support of an APHON Evidence-Based Practice grant.

**APHON thanks the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation for their generous support of the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Research Grant.