Research Award

ABOHN/SIGMA Research Project


The purpose of the Sigma/American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) collaborative research grant is to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of occupational health through nursing research. Proposals for pilot and/or development research may be submitted for this grant.


How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the online submission system.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a member in good standing of Sigma and/or ABOHN. Preference given to members of both organizations.
  • Doing research in occupational health setting.
  • Registered nurse with a current license.
  • Certified OHN (COHN or COHN-s) OR a non-certified nurse studying occupational health nursing.
  • Submission of completed research application packet and a signed research agreement via our online submission system.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
  • Complete the project within one year of funding.
  • Submit a final report and completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive final grant disbursement, if owed.
  • Agree to ABOHN publicizing the project and findings on their website and newsletter.
  • Develop a poster for submission to a conference (such as AAOHN or AOHP and/or submit the project for publication in a peer reviewed journal and credit research grant partners in all publications and presentations of the research.

* Projects that focus on marginalized/vulnerable populations are strongly encouraged and will be given preference, other qualifications being equal.


Contact Information

Email: Sigma Research Services

Phone: 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free) or +1.317.634.8171