The list below indicates the types of activities and projects that may be supported by the Nursing Endowment Fund. The list is neither exhaustive nor restrictive. The Fund is not intended to be used for activities or projects that would normally be funded by the operating or capital budgets of the Faculty of Nursing.
- Research and Scholarship
- Support for small scale research projects relevant to the Faculty of Nursing (non-thesis projects). It is important to clearly outline the relevance to the Faculty of Nursing.
- Support for invited speakers/researchers.
- Funds for teaching resources (audio-visuals, films, etc.).
- Funds for encouragement of teaching innovations.
- Student activities
- Support existing, and/or the establishment of, scholarship funds/bursaries to be administered by Student Aid and Awards.
- Support to attend regional or national conferences related to Canadian Nursing Student Association.
- Academic, Alumni and Support Staff
- Support for innovative projects which further the goals of the endowment fund.
- Enhancement of classroom(s) and staff, alumni and student environments (projects which require on-going operating funds will not normally be considered).
Conditions of Award:
- Activities and projects supported by the Endowment Fund must comply with University policies, specifically where applicable, the University policies on research involving the use of animals, human ethics or biohazards. It is the responsibility of the applicant(s) to secure the appropriate approval, funds will not be released until all such approvals have been obtained.
- The award recipient is responsible for the use of the funds and for any over-expenditure. Expenditures must comply with University regulations concerning the use of special project funds and must be made in accordance with standard University financial procedures.
- Awards normally terminate on the date specified in the award notification and any unspent funds are automatically returned to the Endowment Fund.
- Within three months of the completion or termination of the award, a report is to be submitted to the Chair of the Endowment fund. The report should address the following: monies spent and remaining, extent to which the objectives of the project were met, presentations made as planned.
- Awards holders are requested to acknowledge the assistance of the Endowment Fund in all publications and media coverage from this support.
Criteria for Assessing Proposals:
- The proposal's relevance to the goals of the Endowment Fund (see Preamble - Terms of Reference)
- Enhances the work of the Faculty in pursuit of excellence.
- Demonstrates potential to involve and/or benefit a significant number of faculty, students, and/or staff.
- Quality of the Proposal
- A clearly written proposal, including a clear statement of objectives.
- Inclusion of a statement of activities for which funds are sought, and the personnel involved.
- Inclusion of a schedule of activities, completion date of project, etc.
- Inclusion of a detailed budget, itemizing proposed expenditure of funds. It is a requirement that the budget be reviewed by the Executive Assistant prior to submission.
- Feasibility in terms of budget, schedule, personnel and technical content.
- The value/benefit/recognition expected to accrue to students, staff, the Faculty, the University etc.
- How findings will be disseminated.
- Proposed research projects should be accompanied by sufficient detail to inform the committee i.e. questionaries, population to be studied etc.
- Project proposals which may involve significant impact on the Faculty of Nursing such as potantial changes to curriculum approaches and physical space within the faculty need to be vetted through the appropriate administrative person prior to coming to the Endowment Committee for funding.
- Project proposals which involve research or evaluation must first be submitted and vetted through Diane Cepanec, Research Coordinator in the MCNHR.
- Project proposals which involve teaching and learning resources must first be submitted to the chair of the Teaching and Learning Resource Committee.
- Assessed Need for Funds
- The need for the project.
- Appropriateness of the budget to the stated objectives and activities.
- Supplementary funds must be included in the budget in order to determine what portion is being sought from the Endowment Fund.
- Proposals for research grants should include, in addition to the application form, a research proposal with the following components:
- Statement of the Problem
- Review of the Literature
- Conceptual Framework (where appropriate)
- Data Analysis
- Ethical Issues
- Appended instruments, etc.
- Proposals for Invited Speakers/Researchers should include the invitee's CV.
- Proposals for support to Attend Conferences should include the tentative program and/or other information on the content and goals of the conference.
Application Form (Word format)
- Application forms also can be obtained from the Faculty of Nursing Administration Office (Tel: (204) 474-7452, Fax: (204) 474-7682) or on the web at www.umanitoba.ca/nursing
- Eleven copies of the completed and signed applications and all supporting documentation should be forwarded to: Chair, Endowment Fund Adivsory Committee.
Updated January 2012