Purpose of Grant: To support rigorous scientific oncology nursing research. Research projects may include investigator-initiated research, pilot or feasibility studies, supplements to current funded projects, or developing a new aspect of a program of research. Funding preference is given to projects that involve nurses in the design and conduct of the research activity and that promote theoretically based oncology practice. Competitive applications will addresses the ONS Research Agenda See "Research Agenda of the Oncology Nursing Society: 2019-2022," published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, November 2019, Volume 46, No. 6.
The following three (3) key areas in need of oncology nursing research articulated in the ONS Research Agenda are:
• Symptom Science in Immunotherapy and Emerging Therapies in Precision Health and Biosignatures
• Health Disparities
• Palliative and Psychosocial Oncology Care
Eligibility: The principal investigator (individual primarily responsible for implementing the proposal and reporting to Oncology Nursing Foundation) must be a registered nurse actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research and be PhD or DNSc prepared (only one PI can appear on the grant). *At least one member of the research team must have received and completed research study funding of at least $100,000 as PI.