Grant Services and Resources

The Center for Nursing Research offers services, consultation and resources throughout all pre- and post-award phases of research including:

  • Grant development and consultation
  • Review of proposals
  • Methodological and statistical support
  • Manuscript review
  • Budget development assistance
  • Funding opportunities
  • Dissemination opportunities
  • Interagency and interoffice support
  • Student assistance with pre-doctoral awards
Current Areas of Funded Research and Scholarship

The following are currently funded areas of nursing research and scholarship:

  • Complementary & Alternative Health Therapies
  • Educational Instruction
  • Health Care Systems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Guided Imagery Interventions For Pain
  • Strategies for Helping Adolescents with a Parent in Hospice
  • Physical Activity for Nurses
  • Self-Care for Nurses and Nursing Students

For more information or assistance with your grant, contact Marjorie Benjamin, Grants Coordinator, at (330) 672-8767 or


These resources may help you with your research.

Forms and Policies
Poster Templates

These templates can be used to develop poster presentations. 

University Services

Kent State offers the following services to assist you in your research.

The Sponsored Programs Office of the Division of Research & Graduate Studies

  • Student and faculty assistance with obtaining public and private funding
  • Oversees all pre- and post-award activities
  • Sets forth standards for all research activity on campus
  • Has necessary forms for principal investigators to initiate and continue research projects

Institutional Review Board

  • Ensures that ethical principles are applied to any research project using human participants
  • Contact:  Carol Sedlak, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN at (330) 672-8836 or , and Wendy L. Umberger, PhD, PMHCNS-BC (330) 672-8813 or

Library and Media Services

  • Offers award winning resources and staff
  • Assistance with locating nursing resources
  • Contact:  Claire Leibfarth at (330) 672- 1661 or

Faculty Professional Development Center

  • Located in the media center
  • Offers workshops on using technology for presentations

Statistical Consulting

  • Located at University Libraries (by appointment only)
  • Provides one-on-one statistical and qualitative software consulting services to all KSU faculty, staff and student researchers
  • Contact: Kristin Yeager at (330) 672-8548 or
Federal and Public Grant Resources
Nursing Research Associations and Foundational Resources