Appendix B
Questionnaire and Results Summary for Unfunded Applicants

Questionnaire to Unfunded Triservice Nursing Research Program Grantees

ID# ________

Active Duty ________

Reserve ________

Guard ________

INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each question in the space provided.

Proposal

1. Year of application for proposed research project _______________

2. Did you attend a TriService Grants Writing Workshop before you prepared your proposal?

YES NO

3. If yes, did you find the workshop helpful in the development of your proposal? (circle one)

YES NO



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--> Appendix B Questionnaire and Results Summary for Unfunded Applicants Questionnaire to Unfunded Triservice Nursing Research Program Grantees ID# ________ Active Duty ________ Reserve ________ Guard ________ INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each question in the space provided. Proposal 1. Year of application for proposed research project _______________ 2. Did you attend a TriService Grants Writing Workshop before you prepared your proposal? YES NO 3. If yes, did you find the workshop helpful in the development of your proposal? (circle one) YES NO

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--> 4. How could the workshop have improved? _________________________________________________________________________________ 5. After you received the reviewers' comments, did you find them helpful in the development of any subsequent proposal(s)? (circle one) YES NO 6. Briefly describe how the reviewers' comments could have been improved. _________________________________________________________________________________ 7. Did you resubmit the proposal another year? (circle one) YES NO 8. Did you submit the proposal elsewhere? (circle one) YES NO 9. If yes, where did you submit it? _________________________________________________________________________________ 10. If yes, what was the result? _________________________________________________________________________________ Effects on Career Trajectory 11. Since you applied for a grant from the TriService Nursing Research Program, did you do any of the following? Check all that apply. ___ YES ___ NO Attend a TriService Grants Writing Workshop ___ YES ___ NO Attend research conference(s). ___ YES ___ NO Present at research conference(s). ___ YES ___ NO Request assignment to doctoral/post-doctoral training program. If yes, circle which type of program. ___ YES ___ NO Enroll in doctoral/post-doctoral program. ___ YES ___ NO Other. Please describe. __________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

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--> 12. What are your thoughts on how your recent experiences with research funding might influence your plans and expectations for the future? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 13. Are there factors that significantly influence your productivity and ability to conduct research in your current setting? (circle response) YES NO 14. If yes, please list these factors. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Questionnaire Results Nine Unfunded Triservice Nursing Research Program Grant Applicants1 1. Did you attend a TriService Grants Writing Workshop before you prepared your proposal? Yes (0) No (9) 2. After you received the reviewers' comments, did you find them helpful in the development of any subsequent proposal(s)? Yes (2) No (7) 3. What did you think of the reviewer's comments? Comments were: Good/Helpful (1) Inaccurate/Not relevant (5) Not constructive (3) 4. Did you resubmit the proposal another year? Yes (2) No (7) 1   NOTE: Numbers on Questionnaire to Unfunded TriService Nursing Research Program Grantees do not necessarily correspond to numbers on Questionnaire Results Nine Unfunded TriService Nursing Research Program Grant Applicants.

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--> 5. Did you submit the proposal elsewhere? Yes (2) No (7) 6. If yes, where did you submit it? (a) internally at Duke University Medical Center (was funded). (b) American Heart Association (pending). 7. Since you applied for a grant from the TriService Nursing Research Program, did you do any of the following? Check all that apply. Yes No   2 7 Attend a TriService Grants Writing Workshop 8 1 Attend research conference(s). 5 4 Present at research conference(s). 2 72 Enroll in doctoral/post-doctoral program. 8. What are your thoughts on how your recent experiences with research funding might influence your plans and expectations for the future?3 (a) Sees uphill battle for junior researchers to get funding; sees it getting worse. (b) Will put forth a more "concentrated effort as research dollars dry up." (c) Will do the budget of next grant much better. (d) If feedback were taken to heart, "never would do research again." Wants better reviewers. (f) Will resubmit outside, but thought it was a good learning experience. (g) Has serious concerns about the quality of the TSNRP, but will try again in the future. (h) "Will never go through this again'' . . . at least in the military. 9. What are some factors that significantly influence your productivity and ability to conduct research in your current setting? (a) Workload. (b) No research assistance, so do one day of research and one day of real work. (c) Too busy. (e) Civilian job affects research (reserve). 2   Out of this seven, four either had a doctorate or were enrolled prior to applying. 3   Each of the respondents is represented by a letter subheading. Answers were annotated.

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--> (f) Workload makes them do better research. Becoming "lean and mean." (g) Military gives them a readily available pool of subjects with which to conduct research. (h) Independence. (i) Politics; both in military and in medical university. Additional anecdotal comments volunteered by the respondents: The TriService Nursing Research Program needs to get the word out on its Grants Program. Many heard indirectly, by chance. The TriService Nursing Research Program needs to also tell applicants about the grant-writing workshops. Many had "no idea." If rejected, an applicant should automatically get an application and information on the grants workshop for the next cycle.

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