The overall objective of the NRP® grant program is to identify the best ways to optimize care in the delivery room using NRP. Successful grant applications will address key gaps related to transitional physiology, evidence-based resuscitation intervention, teaching and evaluating the cognitive, technical and behavioral skills necessary for successful resuscitation of the newborn and retention of skills and knowledge over time. Applications focused primarily on quality improvement initiatives or educational dissemination without a clear educational research focus will not be considered. Funding specifically for simulation supplies or development of a simulation center will not be considered.
Please note the NRP grants should not be considered as a source of funding for implementation and dissemination of the Helping Babies Breathe Program or resuscitation in low resource settings.
Who Can Apply?
Researchers from Canadian and US Institutions are invited to apply for one of the four grant options to investigate the best ways to optimize care in the delivery room using NRP.
NRP Human Factors or Education Grant (up to $15,000): Any health care professional with an interest in the impact of human factors on delivery room resuscitation or optimization of NRP education
NRP Young Investigator Award (up to $15,000): Physicians-in-training or individuals within 4 years of medical training.
NRP Research Grant Program (up to $50,000): Any health care professional with an interest in Neonatal Resuscitation.
Jeanette Zaichkin NRP Nursing Grant (up to $10,000): A nurse or nurse practitioner who works in the delivery room or NICU. The recipient must also be a current NRP Instructor in good standing.
There are two steps for applicants:
- Potential applicants for an NRP grant must submit an abstract to the NRP Steering Committee by May 1, 2023. The abstracts will be reviewed and the committee will ask a select group of investigators to submit full proposals. Those selected will receive a full application form from the NRP Administrative Team on or before June 2, 2023.
- Investigators with abstracts that are approved for a full application must submit the completed full application on or before August 1, 2023. Applicants will be informed of the decision regarding their application by November 1, 2023. Funds will be distributed in 2024.
Applicants can apply for no more than one grant each grant cycle.
The 1-page Abstract should include:
- The hypothesis of the study, including brief supporting background information. (What do you want to do and why?)
- The methods proposed for carrying out the project, including a rough timeline. (How are you going to do it?)
- How the results would be analyzed. (How will you figure out if the results are meaningful?)
- What impact this study would have on NRP. (How will your new knowledge improve NRP?)
Requests can include costs for supplies, minor equipment, and salaries for support personnel. Funds are not to be used for faculty salaries (including the primary investigator's) or indirect costs. Time and efforts of physician trainees or technical support can be included in the budget; however, the requested expense for their time must be clearly justified. Travel reimbursement is limited to local travel for research purposes and travel to locations with pertinent resources for the proposed study. IRB fees up to $1,000 may be included in the budget.
Funding is for one year; however, a non-funded extension up to one year may be requested. All recipients are asked to provide publication information and updates one year following study completion.
Please note that all funds will be awarded to the applicant's institution.