Sigma/Doris Bloch Research Award

Funding Agency:
Sigma Theta Tau International

The Sigma/Doris Bloch Research Award encourages nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.

Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant and the applicant's research budget. Applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds are encouraged and will receive preference for funding, other aspects being equal. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau International members, other qualifications being equal. Funding is provided by a gift to Sigma Foundation for Nursing’s Research Permanent Fund from the Doris Bloch Estate. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

Deadline: July 1, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license (if applicable) and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent).
  • Submission of a completed research application package and signed research agreement.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
  • Complete project within one (1) year of funding.
  • Submit a final report and completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive final grant disbursement, if owed.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

July 1, 2023