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Frequently Asked Questions About ANF

What is the American Nurses Foundation (ANF)?
ANF is the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and its mission is to “Transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.

Is the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) part of ANA?
Yes. The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) is a related entity of the ANA. Founded in 1955 as the research, education, and charitable affiliate of ANA, ANF is the national philanthropic organization that promotes the continued growth and development of nurses and services to advance the work of the nursing profession.

Does the Foundation limit its support to ANA projects?
No. The Foundation supports research nationally through its National Research Grants Program (NRG) and a limited number of other projects. However, beyond the NRG, the Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

How do I apply for a research grant?
Each year, through our Nursing Research Grants program, ANF provides funds to beginner and experienced nurse researchers to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care.

The research grant application is available online ONLY from February 1, 2013 – May 3, 2013..

ANF exists primarily to fund nursing research projects?
No! ANF has several programs to bolster and support nurses and the dynamics of the sector like Joining Forces, Healthy Nurse and the Leadership Institute.

How can I receive notifications for grant opportunities?
For more information and updates, subscribe to our e-mail list.

Where is ANF located?
The ANA headquarters are located at 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492