Clinical Improvement Grant Program

The purpose of this grant is to provide funds to CCCN members for research pertaining to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular nursing in Canada. This grant is directed to nurses in clinical settings who use results from research to improve practice, and to research nurses wishing to establish linkages with clinical nurses to facilitate the uptake of research evidence and advance clinical practice.

Types of clinical projects to be funded:

  1. Knowledge Dissemination Project.
  2. Knowledge Utilization Project.

Range of funding:

  1. Up to a maximum of $1500.
  2. A candidate may only receive one CCCN clinical grant for the same project.


  1. Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  2. Current members of the CCCN;
  3. Currently licensed as a nurse in a provincial/territorial professional association; and,
  4. Project must include both clinical and research nurses.

Selection criteria:
The CCCN National Research Committee reviews grant applications with attention to relevance of the project in relation to pertinence. In the event that projects receive equal rating, then preference is given to an applicant who:

  1. Has not received funding from CCCN in the past 5 years; or,
  2. Has contributed the most to CCCN endeavors.

Application Window: October 1 to November 30 annually (when available - contact David Miriguay, CCCN's Executive Director at for application form).