15th Anniversary CANS Partnership Grant


As part of the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), teams of experts will have an opportunity to present a synthesis of evidence in an area consistent with the State of the Science (SOS) theme "Determinants of Health". CANS believes that determinants of health are more than social factors. Determinants include social/environmental, behavioral/life style, and omics. Each presentation will be 1 hour in length and should synthesize the evidence, briefly describe the policy implications, and recommend initiatives to further advance the science in the area of the review.  An opportunity to publish in Nursing Outlook is anticipated.

If you have questions, contact 15th Anniversary Task Force Chair: Patricia Underwood at pwu@case.edu or 216-905-5903.                

Interested parties are invited to complete the following proposal and submit it via email by December 1, 2015 to Holli DeVon, Science Committee Chair, at hdevon1@uic.edu.



One inch margins, single spaced, size twelve font


1. Focal area - one sentence identifying focal area of the synthesis

2. Relevance - One paragraph that describes how this area relates to the theme, "Determinants of Health.”

3. Team Members - List the team members including names, credentials and email contacts. (Teams should be led by a senior scientist with recognized expertise in the topic area.) NIH biosketches for each team member directly involved in the project must also be attached.

4. Justification - Briefly (1-2 paragraphs) describe the ability of the team to complete the synthesis by August 15, 2016 based on the expertise and resources available.

Proposals will be reviewed by the CANS Science Committee.