Learn About NAINA Research

Research committee

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • To engage members in the development, implementation, and dissemination of research and scholarships.
  • Create a collaborative network among RIG members such as developing a directory of their area of science and population of interest, current research projects, and professional affiliations.
  • Cultivate new generations of scientists through mentor-mentee relationships.
  • Engage members in scholarly dialogue to identify and address barriers and challenges in the development and implementation of research projects.
  • Recognize scholarly achievements among students, clinicians, faculty, and researchers.
  • Support the mission, vision, and strategic directions of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America.

2021-22 Goals

  • Increase research visibility as a national organization
  • Create and support Research Interest Groups (RIGs)
  • Explore and apply for possible Research Grants
  • Encourage and mentor NAINA nurses towards publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Institute additional student research award applications

Reporting Line
The Research Committee Chair reports to the President of NAINA.

Composition of Membership
The committee consists of the following members:
NAINA Research Committee Chair
NAINA APRN Committee Chair
NAINA Chapters Research/APRN Committee Chairs

Request to Join Research Interest Groups (RIG)

Goal of a RIG

The purpose of Research Interest Groups (RIGs) is to provide a structure to develop a community of people who share interests in nursing science.

Please complete the form below and submit.  RIG Team will be in touch with you soon.


Would you like to form a team around a special research interest? RIGs are a great way to mobilize a team with shared or complementary expertise and goals.

Through a RIG, members can engage with other researchers in the field, receive consultation from senior researchers, find a mentor, or become a mentor to others.

You will need to become a NAINA chapter member or virtual member in order for you to be eligible to request joining a RIG.

Click here to learn more about NAINA Membership and how to join.

To join a RIG simply complete the RIG Request Form.  If you are renewing your membership please email

All requests will be reviewed and you will be informed of the status.

Joining RIGs is totally free of cost.

RIGs are tied to your chapter/virtual membership.

Have a Research/RIG Question?

Please contact
Nisha Mathews
Research & Grant Chair