NANDA Foundation

Our Grants

Grant applications for 2023 have closed.

The NANDA Foundation awards grants of $1,500-$3,000 in the following areas:

The NANDA Foundation Grant

For general nursing science research related to standardized nursing language and developing new nursing knowledge and diagnoses.

The Marjory Gordon Scholarship

For research related to critical thinking and / or which refines existing nursing diagnoses.


For required elements for the Grant applications, please see Grant Application Guidelines.  The window for grant applications for 2023 has now closed. 

Members of the NANDA Foundation Board of Directors and the NANDA-I Research Committee will review each grant application.

Grant awards will be presented at the 2023 NANDA-I conference in Boston (June 14-16, 2023) and announced on the NANDA-I website.  Successful applicants will be sent a Grant Award Agreement Form to complete and sign as the first part of the engagement process. All award recipients are expected to present their findings at a future NANDA-I Conference.

The Foundation does not fund tuition fees, fees for open-access publishing, regular office and computer equipment, travel expenses, or conference fees.

The Foundation usually makes a call for grant applications annually. These are announced here on our website, are circulated via mailing lists, and will appear on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. To join our mailing list please email:

2022 NANDA Foundation Award Recipient


“Assessment of the gender perspective of the NANDA Taxonomy and its usage”

Rosa Rifà, associate professor at the Blanquerna School of Health Sciences-Ramon Llull University in Barcelona

2020 NANDA Foundation Award Recipients


  • “Clinical validation of the defining characteristics of Nursing Diagnosis related to breastfeeding”

Suellen Emidio, lecturer at Anhanguera University in Brazil


  • “Nursing Diagnoses ‘disturbed body image’ and ‘situational low self-esteem’ in head and neck cancer patients: differential clinical validation using Q methodology”

Susana Miguel, Ph.D. student at the Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Portugal 


  • “Nurse led intervention on nurses documentation of nursing diagnostics in a state hospital in Nigeria”

Iyanuoluwa Oreofe Ojo, lecturer in the Department. of Nursing at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State in Nigeria


  • “Impact of nursing diagnoses on patient and organizational outcomes: a systematic review update”

Luca Bertocchi, Ph.D. student at the University of L’Aquila in Italy



Our Governance:

The Foundation is incorporated as a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit organization in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. On a day-to-day basis, we operate according to our bylaws, which provide a blueprint for the President and the Directors of the organization's operation. Unlike NANDA International, we’re not a membership organization, so our President and Directors aren’t elected but are appointed by the Board. We meet remotely at least six times a year. Our Board is international and is entirely volunteer-led and managed. We have no paid staff.


Our Board:

Dr. Shigemi Kamitsuru, PhD, RN, FNI, President (since 2022) (Japan)

Dr. Kay Avant, PhD, RN, FNI, FAAN, Director (since 2014) (USA)

Dr. Miriam Rodriguez-Monforte, PhD, RN, RD (since 2022) (Spain)

Dr. Silvia Caldeira, PhD, RN, (since 2022) (Portugual)


Contact Us:

As a volunteer-led, international, organization we operate virtually. Whilst our office base is at the Boston College School of Nursing, the quickest and easiest way of reaching the Foundation is by email: