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ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions

Writing a successful research grant proposal

This was the topic of the pre-conference masterclass in research held on 14 April 2016 in Athens at the occasion of EuroHeartCare 2016. This course was led by Prof. Tiny Jaarsma and Dr Barbro Kjellström.

You missed this master-class?

Here are useful resources to help you to write a successful research grant proposal.

  1. Watch this video to learn "How to Write a Competitive Proposal" 
  2. Grant proposal checklist
  3. Editorial, Journal of Avanced Nursing, Early Career Researchers: what's in it for us? 2014
  4. Careers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Preparing Effective Grant Applications
    Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH, Circulation. 2009;120:2607-2612.
  5. Rejection of rejection: a novel approach to overcoming barriers to publication
    C. Chapman and T. Slade, BMJ 2015;351:h6326 doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6326 (Published 14 December 2015)
  6. Twelve tips for writing educational research grant proposals
    M. A. Blanco and M. Y. Lee, Medical teacher
  7. Think it through first: questions to consider in writing a successful grant application
    O.J. Arthurs, Pediatr Radiol (2014) 44:1507-1511
  8. Overview and tips for successful grant writing for Infusion Nursing
    K.L. Kwekkeboom, Phd, Journal of Infusion Nursing (2014)
  9. Project success & Failure: What is success, what is failure, and how can you improve your odds for success? Robert Frese, Dr. Vicki Sauter
  10. 12 Top Tips for writing a grant application. Insight, Medical Research Council


Core curriculum for nurses

The Education Committee of CCNAP has developed a Core Curriculum tailored for Nurses. This Core Curriculum can be used as a learning framework to guide nurse education.

Read the Core Curriculum for Nurses

At ESC Congress 2016 in Rome, Ekaterini Lambrinou gave a presentation on the importance of the Core Curriculum.

Watch the Presentation

Prof. Donna Fitzsimons on CCNAP initiatives

Secondary Prevention after Myocardial Infarction is Phase I of the ESC Prevention of CVD Programme led by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)  in collaboration with the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) and the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP).