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Advancing health equity into the future.

NINR's mission is to lead nursing research to solve pressing health challenges and inform practice and policy – optimizing health and advancing health equity into the future.


ComPASS, NIH, The Common Fund
Advancing health equity requires a sustained focus on addressing social determinants of health, which are the conditions in which people are born, grow, learn, work, play, live, and age, and the wider set of structural factors shaping the conditions of daily life.
Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity
NINR is proud to lead next steps for the Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity Initiative and pleased to publish a new funding opportunity supporting innovative interventions to reduce health disparities and advance health equity. Application Due Date: March 22, 2024
Funding Opportunity
NINR has published a funding opportunity as part of the Bridge-to-Care Initiative supporting studies examining the impacts of an intervention or program on a health outcome. Application Due Date: March 22, 2024


Julie Postma, PhD, RN
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Join NINR on March 6, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (ET) for our next Director's Lecture. Dr. Julie Postma, Professor in the Department of Nursing and Systems Science and the Associate Dean for Research at Washington State University College of Nursing, will present an overview of her research program and join Dr. Shannon Zenk for a discussion on the application of NINR's social determinants of health research lens to research on climate change and health.

Funding opportunities that improve health outcomes

NINR believes that nursing research is the key to unlocking the power and potential of nursing. NINR offers grants to individuals at all points in their career, from early investigators to established scientists. NINR grants also support small businesses and research centers.

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Research Funding

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Small Business

Technical and financial support for the development of new and innovative products and services in support of NINR's mission.
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Training Funding

Mechanisms and awards for training the next generation of nurse scientists at all levels of education.