Registrations for the 26th National Call for Research Projects “Enfermería Valdecilla” are now open

Projects can be submitted in two categories until June 30.

The Marqués de Valdecilla Health Research Institute (IDIVAL), in collaboration with the Nursing Department of the “Marqués de Valdecilla” University Hospital (HUMV) has published the rules of the 26th National Call for Research Projects “Nursing Valdecilla”.

The aim of this call, funded by the Caja Cantabria Foundation, is to encourage the participation of nursing professionals in the elaboration and development of research projects.

Applications can be submitted until June 30, 2024 through this link on the IDIVAL website and for any questions you can contact

There are 2 categories:

-Best project, endowed with 4,000 €.

-Best Project to be developed at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital (HUMV), with 2,000 €.


  1. Original and unpublished research projects, individual or team, whose principal author is a nurse and whose activity is carried out within the national territory, will be eligible for this call.
  2. Only projects in which the Principal Investigator (PI) has not previously been the Principal Investigator in projects that have obtained competitive funding will be accepted.
  3. Collaborators with research projects funded in previous editions of this call, who have not submitted the corresponding follow-up report in the last 5 years, cannot participate in this call.
  4. The researcher(s) responsible for the scientific-technical execution of the projects or the PI must have a formal employment relationship with the institution in which they carry out their professional work during the entire period of the project submitted to this call.
  5. The application for and award of these grants will be limited to one project per PI. In addition, a PI may only be active in a maximum of one project subsidized by these grants.
  6. To be eligible for the category of Best Project to be developed at HUMV, the PI must have a formal employment relationship with the institution.

Characteristics of the projects

Research projects on nursing practice in any of its aspects are the object of this call. They will have a maximum duration of two years and the aid granted may totally or partially finance the project.

In the case of projects lasting more than one year, the continuity of the aid for the second year will be subject to the evaluation of the Annual Report, presented within the deadline and correctly documented.

Documentation required

The documentation shall be submitted according to standardized models, available on the aid platform within the IDIVAL website and is as follows:

(a) Standardized application form signed by the PI of the project, which shall include:

– Personal data of the PI

– Report of the research project including the sections indicated in the standardized model.

– Composition of the research team

  1. c) Resumes of the PI and collaborators in the FECYT CVN format.
  2. d) Commitment of the PI, not to have been PI in another research project with competitive funding (in standardized model).
  3. e) Favorable report from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee, including the Patient Information and Informed Consent document.
  4. f) Authorization from the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices of the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs in the case of clinical trials.

The absence of any of these documents implies the non-acceptance of the project for its evaluation.