The Illinois Nurses Foundation will fund grants to registered professional nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and nursing students to advance professional nursing practice; enhance safe, quality patient care; and promote innovative solutions.


  • Small Grant

    Application open

    Small grant funds ($2,000.00 or less) are awarded on a quarterly basis. Grant applications are electronically submitted and are submitted to a blind review process. Clinicians, advanced practice registered nurses, nurse administrators, nurse educators, pre-licensure nursing students, and nurses in RN to BSN, graduate, and doctoral programs are among those eligible for the small grants.

    Apply for a small grant ›

  • Seed Grant

    Applications open

    Grants of up to $500.00 for small demonstration projects or background work to enable the applicant to apply for a larger grant in the future.

    Apply for a seed grant ›


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