These funding opportunities are a sample of the numerous sources that exist. The agencies and organizations below represent the diverse range of grant funds available both in terms of the dollars awarded and the research priorities. When deciding where to seek funding, consider the scope of the project and how much funding is needed. Local chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International may offer small research grants that meet your needs. Some state nurses associations have a foundation that awards research grants. Some professional nurses associations also award research grants. There may also be a state health foundation, corporate foundation or other philanthropic organization that awards research grants.