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Ministry Research Funding Opportunities

Nursing Research Fund

Results of Ministry Research Funding Opportunities

The Nursing Research Fund has been integrated into the new Health System Research Fund (HSRF), and nursing is a strategic priority area for investment. Applicants conducting policy-relevant health services research or knowledge transfer and exchange programs about nurses and nursing will be eligible for HSRF funding.

The following proposals from the 2009 Nursing Research Fund opportunity will be funded until their completion :

Principal Investigator(s) Award Type Project Title

Dr. Diane Doran
University of Toronto
Dr. Joan Almost
University of Toronto
Karen Ray
Saint Elizabeth Health Care


The Scope of Practice for Nurses Working in Correctional Facilities in Ontario: A pilot study of an educational intervention to optimize practice

Dr. Maher El-Masri
University of Windsor


Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Nurse Practitioner-Led Outreach Program for Long-Term Care Homes

Dr. Mary Fox
York University


Nurse and Organizational Readiness to Deliver Best Elder Care: the Key to Ontario's Ability to Design and Implement Senior Friendly Hospital Plans

Dr. Heather Laschinger
University of Western Ontario


New Graduate Experiences of Workplace Bullying in the First Two Years of Practice: Impact on Wellbeing and Successful Workforce Transition

Heather Pollex
University Health Network


Workbooks to Virtual Worlds: Developing & Comparing Educational Tools to Foster a Culture of Safety and Respect in Ontario

Dr. Katherine McGilton
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Mid-Career Award

Understanding and Enhancing the Role of Regulated Nurses in Long-Term Care

Dr. Raquel Meyer
University of Toronto


On the Margins: Understanding Determinants of Home Care Nurse Retention that Lead to Strategies to Promote Retention

Dr. Bruce Minore
Lakehead University


Developing Supportive Workplace and Educational Environments for Aboriginal Nurses

Dr. Jenny Ploeg
Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid
McMaster University


Spreading Nursing Best Practice Guidelines in Community-Based Settings: Enhancing Evidence-Based Care of Older Adults

Dr. Souraya Sidani
Ryerson University


The Development of a Research Program to Enhance Utilization of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in the Ontario Health Care System through Discovery, Integration and Application

Dr. Ann Tourangeau
University of Toronto

Senior Career Award

Examining and Understanding Determinants of Patient Safety Outcomes

Dr. Ann Tourangeau
University of Toronto


Understanding Determinants of Home Care Nurse Retention that Lead to Strategies to Promote Retention

Dr. Carol Wong
 University of Western Ontario

Early Career Award

Authentic/Ethical Leadership


For More Information
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Strategic Policy and Planning Division
Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch
9th Floor Hepburn Block, 80 Grosvenor Street
Toronto ON M7A 1R3
Tel.: 416-327-7759
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