Rosenstadt Doctor of Nursing Thesis Support Grant

Bloomberg Nursing provides an annual funding opportunity designed to assist eligible Doctor of Nursing students through the Rosenstadt Doctor of Nursing Thesis Support Grant (to be awarded in the spring). This program supports research undertaken as part of the academic program to qualify for the Doctor of Nursing degree at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. It supports some of the data collection costs for students in good standing in the program, who are making timely progress towards their degrees. Students may receive only one DN grant throughout their program of study.

Application Requirements

Funding Available: Each award is valued at up to $1,000. The number of awards per competition may vary.


Doctor of Nursing students may apply for this award provided:

  • They are registered in the Doctor of Nursing degree program at Bloomberg Nursing
  • They are in good standing in that program (the Research Office will verify this with the Registrar’s Office)
  • They have successfully defended the thesis proposal
  • They are at the data collection phase of the thesis

Application Review Process

All applications will be reviewed by the Bloomberg Nursing Research Committee


Applications will be evaluated on financial need and merit

  • Need: Including, but not limited to, the statement of need, clarity and appropriateness of the budget and its justification, and supervisor’s comments on the budget
  • Merit: Accomplishments during the DN, including publications, presentations and awards (submitted and granted), supervisor recommendation, and clarity of the proposal

Application Procedure

Doctor of Nursing students wishing to apply should submit:

  • Application form:
    • Cover page
    • Thesis abstract (3500 characters with spaces)
    • Rationale describing the student’s needs for funding (one page maximum)
    • A detailed budget for the expenses (one page maximum; use the table provided in the application form as a template)
    • A statement from the student’s supervisor addressing: the significance of the project (scholarship), academic progress (thesis and/or course-work), productivity, financial need, and exceptional circumstances (one page maximum)
  • Current CV
  • Record of grades (screenshot of ROSI/QUERCUS is acceptable; do not use official transcripts

Eligible Expenses (for student or study participants)

  • Photocopying
  • Postage
  • Travel or parking related to study data collection
  • Incidental thesis research expenses – small equipment, recorders, software, transcription, data entry, software licenses, participant compensation
  • Licensing fees for questionnaires

Note: NVivo, REDCap and Covidence are available through the University of Toronto at no cost to registered students.

Doctor of Nursing students are entitled to statistical consultation with the faculty research dat analyst

Ineligible Expenses

  • Travel to conferences and meetings
  • Knowledge dissemination
  • Personnel costs are not normally covered by this award

Grant Administration Process

The Doctor of Nursing Grants program will be administered through the Office of Research & External Relations, LSBFON, using the grant administration guidelines of the federal granting agencies in Canada (

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Important Dates

This opportunity is now closed. Stay tuned for the next competition.