We Want to Sponsor You!
Earn a grant from Sizewise for your research!
Sizewise is eager to sponsor nursing, physical therapy, or related research by offering a one-time grant to an individual or small team that meets eligibility criteria. While association membership is not a requirement, clinicians who are WOCN Society or APTA members will be given priority consideration.
$2,500 will be awarded to a single clinician or divided equally among a small clinical team. Deadline for submissions will be on or about Dec. 15 of each year, and notification of acceptance will be announced 30 days later. Further associated deadlines related to the accepted project/program will be discussed and agreed upon with the Grant Recipient.
Grant recipients may be asked to attend and present their work at trade shows, the Sizewise National Sales Meeting (an annual February event), or other venues. Sizewise will cover all travel-related expenses.
For grant consideration, clinicians must submit an abstract of their work (with a limit of 750 words). Abstracts will be assessed based on originality, creativity, and overall writing quality. The Sizewise Clinical Support team will review all applications.
Abstract submission implies that the primary/corresponding author(s) has the consent of all authors and has obtained necessary institutional clearances. The author may submit abstracts of a potential project or completed work. While previously presented research is acceptable for submission and must be disclosed, original work will take precedence.
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- Applicants must work in nursing, physical therapy, or related field.
- Applicants must be a US resident.
- Grant recipients will receive an IRS 1099 form from Sizewise in accordance with US Tax Code.
Category 1 – Research, Process Improvement, or Quality Improvement
Use Sizewise products to demonstrate improved clinical outcomes. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Reducing pressure injuries
- Reducing worker’s compensation
- Reducing falls with injury
Abstracts will be judged based on the following:
Category 2 - Case Study
- Topic: is the topic significant to pressure injuries, falls with injury, and/or professional practice?
- Purpose: is the purpose/objective clearly stated?
- Methodology: are the methods described and appropriate?
- Statistics: have appropriate statistical methods been used?
- Results: are the results presented in sufficient detail to address the research questions or aim?
- Conclusion: are conclusions supported by data presented in the abstract?
- Clarity: is the abstract well-written? Are ideas clearly communicated?
Category 3 – Cost Savings
- Statement of Clinical Problem: is the clinical problem/challenge clearly articulated and relevant to nursing or physical therapy practice? Are relevant clinical data included (age, gender, primary related diagnosis, and relevant comorbidities)?
- Description of Past Management: is the duration of the clinical problem stated? Are past management approaches and patient response described?
- Current Clinical Approach: is the management plan and any changes made to it described along with rationale?
- Patient Outcomes: is the patient response described, including time frame for response and both objective and subjective data?
- Are there at least three patients included, unless a very specific or unusual case or technology is used?
- Conclusions: are clinical implications identified along with limitations? Has the author limited conclusions to this case only, without generalization to general population?
Cost savings can be demonstrated through improved clinical outcomes or a positive return on investment (ROI) of renting or purchasing equipment related to nursing or physical therapy fields. Key considerations include:
- What is the clinical area identified to reduce costs?
- What are the steps identified to reduce costs?
- Is there a proposal to buy or rent equipment to reduce costs?
- What is the goal of purchasing or renting equipment?
- Are there improved clinical outcomes identified to justify a change in practice or the purchase or rental of equipment?
- Identify any significant improvements in clinical outcomes
- What were the cost savings identified in dollar amount?
- What were the lessons learned during this process?
Types of Research Applicable for the Sizewise Clinical Grant Program
Case studies are qualitative techniques that use inductive reasoning to interpret the themes that emerge from the data. The researcher uses a lot of (rich) description about an individual, group, or locale. What can we learn from this case study? If multiple case studies are created, what themes emerge? Case studies are a prospective or retrospective deep dive into a single case, used in medicine (more often retrospective) or other fields.
Experimental research involves comparisons of variables under manipulated conditions. It is always prospective and used most often in science, but also in education, medicine, and other fields. The researcher tests a hypothesis with the scientific method and rejects or fails to reject the hypothesis.
Market research (and Survey Research) uses surveys or focus groups to help create or test products to refine usability or marketing to better sell them, and can be Quantitative or Qualitative.
Surveys can be either Quantitative or Qualitative, depending on the question. Quantitative questions involve assigning numbers in order to calculate. Examples are yes/no or on a scale of 1-5, how much do you agree or disagree? Quantitative questions are fill-in-the-blank or open-ended questions. The researcher examines clusters of responses or themes.