The Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) and the National League for Nursing (NLN) have a strong and mutual interest in promoting nursing education research conducted by doctoral nursing students and have agreed to offer a joint award focused on the following goals:
- Select and award a meritorious nursing research dissertation proposal,
- Increase the quality and quantity of nursing education focused research, and
- Support the advancement of the science of nursing education.
This is an annual award of $2500 to support completion of one nursing student's dissertation work. Funds for the 2019 grant cycle are provided by ENRS. The recipient will also receive a one-year student membership from the NLN, if not already a current member.
- Applicants for this award must be current members of ENRS (student or regular) and must be enrolled in a research- focused doctoral nursing program (DNS, EdD, and PhD)
- Applicants must provide evidence that they have successfully completed the dissertation proposal process and obtained IRB approval, where applicable
- Proposed studies must be clearly focused on nursing education research and must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.
- A complete proposal includes a Blind Review File only (all identifying information of applicant removed)
- The proposal must be submitted electronically by a specified deadline. Incomplete proposals or proposals submitted after this time will not be accepted for review.
- Applications must adhere to requirements for format, content, length limitations, and necessary supporting materials as outlined in the NLN Doctoral/New Faculty Research Awards Submission Guidelines (PDF)
- Upon completion of the funded study, grantees are expected to submit either an abstract for presentation at the NLN Summit or a two-page summary focused on outcomes of the research
- NLN Nursing Education Research Grants FAQs
Components of the Blind Review File
- Title page with applicant's name and affiliation removed.
- Proposal narrative (15 page limit, double spaced, includes abstract) with all identifying information of applicant removed.
- References cited.
- Appendices (if appropriate) with all identifying information of applicant removed. (Doctoral students must include confirmation of successful completion of proposal defense. Applicants may include documents on official letterhead with the name of the school visible; signatures can also be visible to demonstrate that the proposal received appropriate approval).
- A budget is not required for this award.
- The components of the Blind Review File must be submitted in one PDF file via the online submission system.
How to Submit:
Proposals for the 2021 grant cycle will be accepted October 19, 2020 through February 4, 2021. Submit your proposal here
Please note: Submissions are accepted online only. You must have a SurveyMonkey Apply account to submit an application. Your NLN Member login is NOT valid. If you used the previous system - FluidReview - to make a submission, your username and password will remain the same, otherwise you will need to create an account.
The NLN Nursing Education Research Grants review process is used. All proposals are submitted for blind review by carefully selected experts in nursing education research. The submitted Blind Review File is the file that is reviewed by these experts. Recipients are selected through a peer review process using the following NLN Proposal Review Rubric (PDF).
Letters of notification are sent to grant applicants no later than July 1st of each cycle.
Grant recipients are formally announced at the NLN Education Summit each fall. Awardees are encouraged to attend.
For questions about the submission or review process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.