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Discovery is at the heart of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Faculty and students are engaged in discovering new knowledge, inventing new technologies and applying knowledge to solve problems throughout the community and around the world.

Dynamically advancing nursing research, over a dozen faculty members within the school have committed their effort and received monies from numerous state, federal, and private organizations to further nursing research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Women’s Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are some of the prestigious establishments collaborating with faculty and students.

Training awards, international agreements, and independent investigator awards are only a few of the recent opportunities faculty have been afforded, and many additional sponsored projects, both internal and external, are also underway. It is clear that the School of Nursing is experiencing rapid growth in sponsored projects submission as well as procuring new and continued funding, reinforcing the institution as one of the top in country for nursing research dollars and training. For research opportunities with our faculty please click here.

This fund has been made possible through gifts from Natalie and Wes Bush, Karen Combs and a bequest from Gertrude R. Bengtson.
This fund supports Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) pre doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty research projects that fuel discovery and innovation. This fund will be made available annually through the JHSON.

The School of Nursing is proud to offer the Dorothy Evans Lyne (DEL) Fund, which supports pilot studies conducted by teams of nurses from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. These studies, which will involve patients of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, will focus on nursing interventions designed to improve patient care and outcomes, providing evidence to validate clinical practice and/or examine effectiveness of clinical care delivery systems. Goals of the DEL Fund include:

  • Provide funding for teams of nurses to explore clinical questions

  • Fund pilot studies designed to improve patient care and outcomes

  • Provide experience and data with which to seek more substantial grants for further investigation

  • Provide opportunities for faculty and clinical nurses to collaborate in research

The purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is to stimulate and promote the part-time employment of eligible students who are in need of earnings to meet the costs of postsecondary education and to encourage participation in community service activities. Under this program, student employment is funded through a combination of federal funds and matching funds provided by an eligible employer.

Federal Work-Study positions provide useful important work opportunities and, to the maximum extent practicable, complement each recipient’s educational program. FWS employment may not displace employees, impair existing service contracts, or be offered in any program designed specifically for profit.

Community service opportunities are also available through the FWS program. These services are designed to improve the quality of life for community residents and to solve particular problems in specific areas such as health care, childcare, literacy training, social services, housing, recreation, and public safety. Services must be open to the public to qualify as community service.

Students pursing their master of science in nursing have the opportunity to work with experienced scientists on ongoing research projects through the Research Honors Program. The goal is to promote research in nursing and support students working towards graduate degree programs. Opportunities include:

In addition to the School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University offers resources including funding databases, funding initiatives and other funding opportunities.

As a research intensive university, Johns Hopkins is committed to having faculty and students engage in discovery of knowledge, inventing new technologies, and applying knowledge in the community and abroad. The School of Nursing offers a variety of post-doctoral opportunities to students eager to engage in this process. Opportunities include:

  • Blaustein Fellowship in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Research
  • Fellowship in Aging
  • Fellowship in Global Health and Gender-Based Violence
  • Interdisciplinary Research Training on Violence in the Family
  • Interdisciplinary Training Program in Biobehavioral Pain Research

  • Guidestar Guidestar provides information about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and more.
  • Research Toolkit Research Toolkit offers tools and guidance for all aspects of a research project.

Welch Medical Library provides an excellent overview of grant and funding resources for the Hopkins Community.  

Government resources for federal funding include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services (CMS), Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMPR), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ). Government databases include: