GOAL: The goal of this research award is to disseminate scholarship regarding nurse practitioners to an international audience. By strengthening relationships and collaborations to increase access to historical scholarship, the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI) hopes to advance historical scholarship to practitioners.

1. The ECBCNHI leadership will publicize through our own School of Nursing, and in addition, other international nursing organizations such as American Association for the History of Nursing, the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing, the American Association for the History of Medicine, etc. It will also be publicized on the web and social media accounts for these organizations. The due date will be set for late spring with the intention of the recipient using the award the following academic year.

2. Eligibility: Any student pursuing a DNP, Ph.D. or an established scholar. This award is not limited to nursing scholars and could include others from medicine and healthcare. Recipients will be asked to provide a full research proposal and/or description of a project that will forward a research agenda, including:

  • A concise statement of research or description of project they wish to conduct
  • A narrative describing the project placed within the context of the present need for research and practice
  • Identification of resources to be utilised
  • An itemised budget detailing the ways they will be using the research funds
  • A current CV

3. Additional marketing will occur through previously proposed channels to remind potential applicants of deadline.

4. Proposals and supporting materials will be received by ECBCNHI and distributed to each of the Review Committee Members by the late spring date determined.

5. Determination: The Review Committee will consist of current and retired historians associated with the ECBCNHI. The due date is June 1, 2020. At least a minimum of two historians and one advanced practice nurse will make up the committee, and the decision will be made by July 1, 2020.

6. The Review Committee submits information about selected recipient to the donor. In addition, recipient will be announced via multiple publications. The donor will determine if their information will be included in publicity, or if they desire to remain anonymous.

7. Letter to recipient is composed and sent by ECBCNHI and signed by Director of the Center (copy to Theresa McDaniel) with criteria, donor information, and thank you letter request.

8. ECBCNHI works with finance office to present recipient with check upon award.

9. The recipient must agree to provide a research presentation after the proposed project is complete to selected faculty (donor included if desired). In addition, they must produce submission-ready paper for publication and thank you letter for the donor.

10. The School of Nursing Alumni and Development Office receives copy of thank you letter to donor from recipient by a date agreed upon with ECBCNHI based on the research project implementation.

Nurse Practitioner History Research Scholar Award