Call for proposals
Purpose The SW-MCPDP Zonal Implementation Committee is announcing a small research grants for nurses in Southwest Nigeria. The Committee will adopt a flexible mechanism to provide support to nurses in the south-west Nigeria to address significant research challenges in area of nursing education, practice and administration. Applicants are expected to apply for research activities that can be completed within a period of 1 year. Counterpart funding may be sourced for by the applicants.
Research funding Funds for this grant are provided solely by the South-west Zonal Office of the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme
. Applicant must have attended at least one MCPDP programme in the southwest Nigeria
. Applicant must reside and work in Southwest Nigeria
. A collaborative research is encouraged
. Grant will be awarded based on evidence of previous scholarly activities by at least one of the researchers.
. Students who are applying must show evidence of active studentship and support of supervisor.
. Non students should show evidence of current place of work.
. All applicants must have a current licence with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
. There must be an evidence of ethical approval for the study or processing of ethical approval.
. Applicant of any age may apply
Twelve (12) per year and will be spread across the 6 states in the Southwest geopolitical zones
Between N100, 000.00 – 200,000 per awardee
Deadline for Submission of Proposal:
February 15th, 2018
Duration of Study:
1st March, 2018 - 31st September, 2019.
A report of the research conduct to be submitted between October & December, 31st 2018
SOUTHWEST GEOPOLITICAL ZONE
How to apply:
. A clearly written application letter summarising what the applicant intent to do, its relevance to nursing and possible contribution to knowledge
. A clearly written proposal must be submitted within four weeks of advertisement
. Proposal can be written to follow the guidelines stated below and should not be more than 5 pages:
- Statement of the problem
- Research questions/objectives
- Methods: design, settings, subjects, instruments, ethical issues.
- Information on possible contribution to nursing knowledge
- Provide a budget summary of what the fund will be used for.
. Proposal must be submitted along with the applicant’s (Principal Investigator) Curriculum Vitae
. Attach a copy of any of the previous MCPDP certificate of attendance
. Documents should be submitted online as an attachment to the following e-mail addresses firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Only proposal submitted through the above e- mail will be considered.
After grant award:
. Research awardees will be monitored by the State facilitator for update on the research process
. Research report should be published in a reputable nursing journal and evidence sent to SWMCPDP zonal office by email: email@example.com.
For further clarification, please contact the following people:
Dr. (Mrs) Adekemi Olowokere
Department of Nursing Science,
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Osun State
Mrs. Bolaji Shonde
Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria
Tel: +234 8032294609
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