What Is Fundable

TSNRP supports research on operational or deployment health topics that apply to the categories below. You must indicate a primary category on your grant application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to be familiar with past and current research studies funded by TSNRP.

Research Priorities

Research Priorities
Force Health Protection Nursing Competencies and Practice Leadership, Ethics, and Mentoring

Force Health Protection—A holistic examination of factors affecting the health care of operational personnel (e.g., war fighters, support personnel) and their families before, during, and after deployment.

  • Fit and ready force
  • Deploy with and care for warrior
  • Care for all entrusted to our care

Nursing Competencies and Practice—Description and evaluation of the military nursing competencies necessary to sustain a patient from point of injury/other health event through the continuum of care. Evaluation of educational interventions to enhance learning and retention of military nursing operational skill sets. Translation of research and other knowledge into clinical practice. Outcomes studies to evaluate effects of comparative treatments or implementation of evidence-based interventions.

  • Patient outcomes
  • Quality and safety
  • Translate research into practice/evidence-based practice
  • Clinical excellence
  • Knowledge management
  • Education and training

Leadership, Ethics, and Mentoring—Description and evaluation of interventions for leadership and mentoring characteristics, approaches, and strategies and their effects on military nursing leading to policy changes. Description and evaluation of the types of ethical issues that military nurses encounter in practice and the types of education, topics, and resources helpful to ethical military nursing practice. Description and evaluation of interventions designed to enhance recruitment and increase retention of military nursing personnel. Topics may include research about ethical issues specific to treatment, such as end-of-life care, treatment limitation, competency, informed consent, rights and responsibilities of patients and providers, ethical environments, and moral development and decision-making.

  • Health policy
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Preparing tomorrow's leaders
  • Care of the caregiver