Update on research grants from American Association for the History of Nursing in 2024

The American Association for the History of Nursing’s (AAHN) Research Grant Review Committee wanted to update the members of the European Association for the History of Nursing on the recent changes in AAHN research grants available in 2024. AAHN believes it is important to reach out to international colleagues to encourage them and their students to consider applying for these grants.

The Committee encourages submissions that embrace a transnational perspective bridging disciplines and employ innovative methodologies to advance our understanding how the nursing’s past shapes its future direction. The Committee welcomes proposals covering a wide range of topics that focus on the intersectionality of nursing histories with other historiographies such as women’s history, labour, or indigenous history.

There are now three grants: H-15 Grant (for early career research grant for scholars who hold a research doctorate granted within the last 8 years); H-21 Grant (for mid-to-senior scholars with a publication record and the H-31 predoctoral research grant.

Please note: the deadline for submissions has been changed to May 1, 2024, and successful candidates will now be notified on July 1, 2024. The committee concluded that this later due date worked better within the academic year for both faculty and students. Moreover, the guidelines for the pre-doctorate research grant were extensively revised to provide a clearer picture of what the committee expected to be included and the consequent steps students should take prior to submitting their proposals. It was the committee’s hope that this might benefit students when applying for larger research grants. A more detailed description of the eligibility criteria and the guidelines for submitting a proposal for all three grants are available at https://www.aahn.org/research-grants