Research Opportunity

Have you always wanted to conduct research but felt that you don’t have the time? Do you have a research question you want to answer? In this age of evidence based practice we all encounter situations where questions arise – what’s the best way to care for this child and family? How can I best prepare them for this procedure? Is it better to use this technique or try something new?

The APGNN has an exciting opportunity for you to investigate answers to your questions. In collaboration with the NASPGHAN Foundation, the APGNN is able to offer 3 research grants to members to conduct a research project. Grants from $500 to $5000 will be awarded to APGNN members to fund a nursing research project related to our field of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition or Hepatology.

The research grant, which honors the memory of Susan Moyer, MD, who helped to secure funding, will be awarded at the Annual APGNN meeting. Applications will be accepted from May 1st to July 1st. If you would like to apply for the NASPGHAN Foundation/APGNN Susan Moyer award start planning now. A full description of the award and an online application is available on the NASPGHAN Foundation website. To help you plan in the meantime here are some highlights of the process:


The applicant must be a full member of APGNN

The research must focus on nursing care of children and families with gastrointestinal problems

The research project must be approved by the IRB in your institution

The application must be submitted online

The winner will receive the award at the next APGNN meeting & will be expected to present their research at a future APGNN meeting

The grants range from $500 to $5000 and can be used in part for salary support

The grant is for one year and the researcher must plan to complete the project within that time

This is a wonderful opportunity for APGNN members so start planning your project now! If you have any questions please feel free to email the Research Committee Chair at