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Posted December 21, 2011

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program has released its Call for Applications for the 2012 cohort. The highly competitive national nurse leadership program will award up to 20 fellowships to nurses who aspire to lead teams and organizations in improving health and health care locally and nationally. They will join more than 200 nurse leaders who have participated in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program since it began in 1998. The deadline for receipt of applications is January 18, 2012. Download the Call for Applications here. For more information about the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program visit:  www.ExecutiveNurseFellows.org.

  • The National Institute of Nursing Research is expanding its NINR Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP), a doctoral fellowship training program that coordinates training and funding for doctoral students attending a school of nursing. The program combines the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Students interested in the Individual Partnership are encouraged to contact the NINR IRP Training Director by sending an email with “NINR Graduate Partnership Program” in the subject line. The application/registration period for both options of the NINR 2012 GPP will close on January 31, 2012, at 8 a.m. Additional information about the 2012 NINR GPP is available at http://www.ninr.nih.gov/GPP.

Posted November 16, 2011

  • Applications are now being accepted for Project L/EARN, an intensive, hands-on summer research training internship for undergraduate students from groups that have been previously under-represented in graduate schools and health research. Students obtain research skills and hands-on experience through a combination of course work on statistics, research methods, research writing, ethics and health topics and conduct an individual research project under the guidance of a distinguished faculty mentor. The internship, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides a $4,000 stipend, tuition, room and board and 3 academic credits. The program operates from May 29 to August 3, 2012 on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Applications are due February 13, 2012. For complete details, see http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/projectlearn.

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces a funding opportunity for the 2012 NIH Director’s Early Independence Award. The award provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to "skip the post-doc,” and start an independent research career at a supportive institution directly following the completion of their graduate degree. Eligible candidates must be within one year of receipt of terminal research degree or completion of clinical residency. The deadline for submitting applications is January 30, 2012 with Letters of Intent due by December 30, 2011. For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit: http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence.

Posted October 19, 2011

  • The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth announces their Health Policy Fellowship, which aims to foster collaboration between NCHS staff and visiting scholars on a wide range of topics of mutal concern. The fellowship allows visiting scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys. Student applicants must be doctoral students who have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their program. For more information, visit: www.academyhealth.org/nchs.

  • The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Program provides nurses the opportunity to learn how to influence health care through the legislative and regulatory processes. Participants learn from health policy experts and government officials, network with other nurses, and visit members of Congress. The 2012 NIWI will take place February 26-28 at the Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. For more information on NIWI, visit: http://www.nursing-alliance.org/content.cfm/id/niwi

 

Posted September 21, 2011

  • The American Cancer Society (ACS), the largest not-for-profit funding source for cancer research and training, is pleased to invite applications from master's and doctoral nursing students with an interest in oncology. ACS offers scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. Please note that the deadline for research-focused doctoral students is October 15, 2011, and the graduate scholarship, which is open to students in master’s and DNP programs, has a deadline of February 1, 2012. The Society offers several other research and training grants in addition to the ones described above. For a full description of all American Cancer Society grants, including applications, instructions, and policies, see http://www.cancer.org/research.

Posted August 26, 2011

  • Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), in collaboration with the Office of Nursing Services (ONS),issued a request for applications for VA Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency programs. Historically, the VA has funded accredited residencies for Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology, Pharmacy, and other clinical professions, but not for Nursing. Through this pilot program, the VA will fund 5-6 training sites and a maximum of 30 residents. Programs must be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) or be in the process of obtaining such accreditation. For complete details see: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/va-post-bacc-nurse-residency.

Posted August 17, 2011

  • The Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) is interested in finding out about your information needs. Please complete a short survey about your use of health workforce information and services by August 26 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HWIC2011. Participants will have an opportunity enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. If you have any questions about the survey, sent them to info@hwic.org or call 888-332-4942.

  • The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nurses is now accepting nominations for the national “Amazing Nurses” contest. This initiative’s purpose is to recognize nurses’ commitment to the profession as well as the inspirational care that they provide to their patients. Nominees must be nurses who have made significant impact and are currently employed as an RN, LPN, or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. The nomination deadline is September 11, 2011. For complete details see: http://www.facebook.com/jnjnursingnotes?v=app_215728808468120.

  • The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) invites all undergraduate and graduate nursing students to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the Annual Convention held at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky from October 13-16, 2011. Abstracts are sought from students who plan to specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. NGNA welcomes abstracts that emphasize all settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living, home health, community health, hospice, schools of nursing, government and military, and industry.  All topics must demonstrate use, integration and/or application of evidence based practices. Literature reviews are accepted. Poster abstracts should address any topic relevant to gerontological nursing. Abstracts are due by August 29, 2011. See http://www.ngna.org.

  • Sponsored by the University of Texas Arlington Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health, the annual Travel, Study, Learn program returns to Cuernavaca, Mexico on January 6-13, 2012.  This program is designed to educate the health professional in Spanish language skills and learn about Mexican culture and health firsthand. For more information, call 817-272-5376 or e-mail barr@uta.edu and Ibitayo@uta.edu.

Posted July 20, 2011

  • The Dartmouth Institute will provide a dynamic, interactive Web-based series to introduce the theory of clinical microsystems using the bestselling book Quality by Design and the newly released Value By Design. Discussions and exploration with the authors and editors of the two textbooks will occur in these sessions to determine how this field-tested body of knowledge can advance organization improvement strategies, academic development and curriculum, engagement of interdisciplinary front line groups and transformation. The registration fee is $349, and the deadline is August 19, 2011. The series will include four 75-minute interactive Web session discussions about the two books and the field applications of the knowledge with authors, and will require pre-reading and reflection in preparation. Register now at www.clinicalmicrosystem.org; click “Events,” click “Executive Series.”

Posted June 15, 2011 

  • Nurse educators are invited to order free examination copies of The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing HealthOrder your free hardcover exam copy today (shipping and handling fees will apply) or request a PDF for free downloadThe Future of Nursing is an action-oriented blueprint for utilizing the capacity of the nursing workforce to meet the demands of a reformed health care and public health system.Click here to order your copy or to request a PDF for downloading. Please note, due to the overwhelming demand for this book, it will take 4-6 weeks to deliver if you order the hardcover exam copy and you will need to pay a $5 shipping and handling fee.

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections, an interactive computer-based video-simulation training program. This program helps support the goals of the Partnership for Patients, a new public-private partnership that will improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. The video teaches viewers how to prevent the most prevalent hospital-acquired infections by sharing knowledge of universal and isolation precautions to take in healthcare settings. Partnering to Heal is designed to be used as a facilitated training session or by individuals as a self-paced learning tool. To access the Partnering to Heal training video, see http://www.hhs.gov/partneringtoheal.

Posted May 19, 2011

  • The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Gerontological Nursing Student Leadership Award and the Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship. Both programs are designed to recognize nursing students with demonstrated achievement and/or a strong career interest ingerontology/geriatrics. See http://www.ngna.org/resources/awards-a-scholarships.html for more information, including application criteria and details on how to apply.
  • In mid-May, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health announced the release of Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), an interactive computer-based video simulation training program. This educational tool helps to advance the goals of the Partnership for Patients, a new public-private partnership that will help improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans. AACN participated in the development and review of this new learning resource on preventing HAIs for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. See http://www.hhs.gov/partneringtoheal.
  • The Plexus Institute is pleased to announce the 5th Annual On the Edge: Nursing in the Age of Complexity Conference, coming June 26-28, 2011 to the University San Francisco. Attendees will learn how healthcare professionals across the country are using complexity concepts in their work. Participants will gain experience with complexity-informed processes and be able to use this understanding to advance nursing education and practice. The recommendations from the recent Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, also provide helpful guidance. For more details, see http://www.plexusinstitute.org.
  • Offered immediately prior to AACN’s Summer Seminar, the University of Portland School of Nursing will present a program titled Dedicated Education Unit: Next Steps for Sustainability and Growth on July 23, 2011 at The Hotel Monaco in Portland, OR. This symposium presents the next steps in the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) innovation and sustainability. Research, best practices, and evaluation outcomes will be shared by a group of experienced pioneers of the DEU model. Come to discuss personal experiences with the DEU and receive creative solutions to common problems. Our ground-breaking clinical partnerships with community-based agencies will be a part of this exciting program. Join us for this stimulating opportunity. Please visit http://nursing.up.edu for symposium updates and registration information.

Posted April 21, 2011

  • The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) and the American Nurses Foundation have partnered to award a $5,000 grant to encourage the research career development of nurses. Individuals whose research is focused on cardiovascular disease prevention may apply at: http://www.nursingworld.org/HomepageCategory/NursingInsider/2011-ANF-NRG.aspx. The applicant may be a beginning or experienced researcher. Deadline for submission is May 2, 2011.
  • The United States-Israel Educational Foundation, the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2012/2013-2013/2014 academic years. This program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines and provides up to $40,000 in grant funding per academic year. The application deadline is August 1, 2011. For complete details, see http://fulbright.org.il/US-PostDoc.
  • Cherokee Uniforms is accepting nominations through June 30, 2011 for its annual Inspired Comfort Award, a national program to honor healthcare professionals for their exceptional service, sacrifice, and innovation. The award’s past 80 recipients embody the humanity and commitment that characterize the nation’s healthcare professionals – illustrating why nurses are among America’s most trusted professionals. Nominations may be submitted for practicing APRNs, RNs, and LPNs; students enrolled in schools of nursing; and other healthcare professionals. A panel of nurse leaders, Cherokee professionals, and former award recipients will choose winners who best meet the program’s criteria. If your school nominates more students, nurses, or other healthcare professionals for this award than any other school, Cherokee will award a $1,000 grant to your program! See http://inspiredcomfort.com/nominate.

Posted March 24, 2011

  • The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing is currently accepting applications for the Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program planned for August 1-5, 2011. Held at the New York University College of Nursing, this intensive, summer seminar provides academic and hospital researchers with an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. By the program’s end, scholars will have engaged in discussion and critical analysis of a variety of research problems; advanced and refined an individual program of research; and refined skills and knowledge in specific areas of research. Twelve scholars will be selected to participate in this program; applications are due April 1, 2011. Contact Dr. Tara Cortes for more information at tc13@nyu.edu or see http://www.hartfordign.org.
  • The Planning Committee for Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) is inviting proposals for a workshop, research paper, discussion group, demonstration, or poster for presentation at CAB’s 3rd Biennial Interprofessional Educational (IPE) Conference coming November 19-21, 2011 to Tucson, AZ. Conference themes include developing interprofessional collaboration-ready teachers and practitioners; policies and trends shaping IPE and/or practice and funding opportunities; technology innovations to facilitate IPE and/or practice; IPE competencies and curricular models; and developing infrastructure to support an interprofessional culture. Faculty and student submissions are welcome by April 29, 2011. See http://www.cabarizona2011.org/call-for-abstracts.
  • Cherokee Uniforms is accepting nominations through May 31, 2011 for its annual Inspired Comfort Award, a national program to honor healthcare professionals for their exceptional service, sacrifice, and innovation. The award’s past 80 recipients embody the humanity and commitment that characterize the nation’s healthcare professionals – illustrating why nurses are among America’s most trusted professionals. Nominations may be submitted for practicing APRNs, RNs, and LPNs; students enrolled in schools of nursing; and other healthcare professionals. A panel of nurse leaders, Cherokee professionals, and former award recipients will choose winners who best meet the program’s criteria. For details, see http://inspiredcomfort.com/nominate.

Posted January 21, 2011

  • The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners are co-sponsoring a symposium highlighting nurse-led medical homes as a quality care alternative for patient access to healthcare. This event is scheduled for April 5, 2011 from 9am-5pm at the George Washington University Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, DC. Details on the Webcast will be available soon. For complete details, see http://www.gwumc.edu/healthsci/departments/nursing/naqc.
  • The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is now accepting applications for the 2011 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program (PASP). Open to graduate nursing students, PASP is the leadership program that stimulates interest in disease prevention, health promotion, and interprofessional collaboration among students of the health professions. This unique program provides scholarships for 40 to 50 students to attend a three-day symposium in Washington, DC and conduct a funded community-based health education project in their community or at their institution. The application deadline is February 2, 2011. See http://www.aptrweb.org/pasp to learn more about PASP and access the online application.
  • The National Student Nurses Association will host their annual convention in Salt Lake City, UT this year from April 6-10, 2011. Thousands of nursing students from across the country are expected to attend and explore opportunities to advance their careers and education. AACN will be well-represented at the event, and will host a graduate nursing programs recruitment fair in conjunction with the Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals Network. For details on exhibiting at the NSNA meeting, see http://www.nsna.org/Meetings/AnnualConvention.aspx

Posted November 18, 2010

  • The Research on Research Group at Duke University has developed a research coaching program to help novice researchers navigate the process from idea to scientific manuscripts and funding proposals. Initially designed and used for researchers at the Duke University Medical Center, the program is now established in multiple countries around the world, and resources are available to health professionals across disciplines, including nursing. All software and educational material are freely available and distributed under either an open source or an open access license. The program content covers many key areas, including Research Question Formulation, Literature Search for Research Question Formulation, Manuscript Writing, Data Analysis, Interpretation of Statistical Findings, Data Extraction Methods, Ethics and IRB, Manuscript Editing, and Research Funding. For complete details, see http://researchonresearch.duhs.duke.edu/site/?id=1825&page_id=1825. For more information, contact Dr. Ricardo Pietrobon, Associate Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Duke University Health System at rpietro@duke.edu.
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking applicants for the Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program, which supports innovative scholars from a wide range of fields as they undertake ambitious, cutting-edge research studies of significant health policy challenges facing America. This program provides one of the few funding opportunities for outstanding researchers throughout the stages of their careers to explore bold new ideas for improving the nation’s health or healthcare system. For more information about this funding opportunity and instructions on how to apply, visit http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/ia and read the Call for Applications. To learn more about the investigators and projects that have been funded by the program, visit www.investigatorawards.org. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is January 19, 2011 at 3pm EST. Applications must be submitted electronically.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Healthcare Quality has released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), a computer-based, interactive learning tool for clinicians and health professional students. HHS is moving to train the next generation of healthcare providers in infection control practices and foster a “culture of safety” in healthcare institutions. The training engages a variety of individuals within the hospital – the nurse, the physician, the infection preventionist, the hospital administrative leader, as well as patients and visitors – in a team-based approach to preventing HAIs. The training is in final production, but may be viewed at www.willinteractive.com/testing/haip using the log in “will” and password “lime” to gain access. For more information, contact the HHS Office of Healthcare Quality at Danielle.doughman@hhs.gov or 202-690-6476.
  • Project L/EARN is an intensive, hands-on summer research training internship for undergraduate students from groups that have been previously under-represented in graduate schools and health research. Students obtain research skills and "hands-on" experience through a combination of coursework on statistics, research methods, research writing, ethics and health topics and an individual research project under the guidance of a distinguished faculty mentor. The internships provide a $3,900 stipend, tuition, and room and board, and 3 academic credits. The program will operate from May 31-August 5, 2011 on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Applications will be available in mid-December 2009, and are due February 15, 2011. For details, see http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/projectlearn.
  • Health Literacy Missouri, the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy and the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP), which includes AACN, convened an invitational conference of literacy experts and educators in St. Louis on October 7-8, 2010. Participants included faculty and administrators at health professions schools, health literacy experts, and patient advocates. A draft set of core competencies was prepared for consideration that encompassed the knowledge, skills, attitudes and practice behaviors relevant to any care provider in the health system. Preliminary consensus on the competencies was achieved, and further refinements will be incorporated using a Delphi method for providing expert review. More details will be available in the coming weeks. See http://www.healthliteracymissouri.org

Posted October 20, 2010

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program provides a three-year leadership development experience to enhance the effectiveness of nurses who have already exhibited exceptional leadership skills but who want to improve the impact they have on the U.S. healthcare system. Each year, 20 nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally are chosen to strengthen their leadership capacity and improve their abilities to lead teams and organizations in improving health and health care. The application deadline is January 18, 2011. A webinar for prospective applicants is scheduled for November 5 at 3pm EST. Complete details are available online at http://www.executivenursefellows.org.

Posted September 27, 2010

  • The American Academy of Nursing is pleased to announce the call for 2011 Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Predoctoral Scholarship and the Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship applications. BAGNC is seeking outstanding applicants who are committed to a career in academic geriatric nursing. Applications for the 2011 scholarships ($100,000) and fellowships ($120,000) are available online and due January 11, 2011. See http://www.geriatricnursing.org/applications/applications.asp for information about these awards, the application criteria, and link to the online application.

Posted April 30, 2010

Posted March 16, 2010

Posted January 25, 2010

  • The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has created a new brochure titled Research Training Grants and Opportunities that includes an overview of awards and funding opportunities for nurse scientists at all levels. To download this brochure, see http://www.ninr.nih.gov/researchtrainingbrochure.htm.

Posted November 18, 2010

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2011 Health Policy Fellowship. The fellowship allows visiting scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys. Student applicants must be doctoral students who have completed course work and are at the dissertation phase of their program. The application deadline is January 10, 2011. See http://academyhealth.org/nchs.
    • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is accepting applications for the 2011 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program. This intensive summer program provides college students with an opportunity to work on policy issues in a congressional office and to engage in original health policy research and analysis under the guidance of Foundation research staff. College seniors and recent college graduates who have a strong interest in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities or who are themselves a member of a population that is adversely affected by racial and ethnic health disparities are eligible to apply. The application deadline is December 3, 2010. For application materials and more information, see http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/bjscholars/bjsapplication.cfm.

Posted September 27, 2010

    • The NIH’s Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program offers U.S. nursing, medical, and other graduate students in the health sciences hands-on experience at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers abroad. Current locations include Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, China, Haiti, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia. The purpose of the program is to support one year of mentored clinical research training in low- and middle-income countries and to build international health research capacity in resource-limited settings. Applications are due November 19, 2010. For complete details, see http://www.fogartyscholars.org.
    • The 2011 application cycle for the National Institutes of Health’s Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is now open. The program can assist qualified researchers repay up to $35,000 of educational debt annually. Applicants must devote 20 hours or more per week to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit, university, or government entity; and have qualified educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20 percent of their institutional base salary. An NIH grant or other NIH funding is not required to apply for or participate in the program. Applications for the 2011 program are available at http://www.lrp.nih.gov and will be accepted until November 15, 2010. For additional assistance, contact 866-849-4047 or lrp@nih.gov.

Posted June 29, 2010

    • The United States Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) and Bone and Joint Decade Canada have developed a grant mentoring program to provide early-career clinical investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career. This grant mentoring program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department chairs. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards are invited to apply. Investigators selected to take part in the program will attend two workshops, 12-18 months apart, and work with faculty to develop their grant applications. The next workshop is scheduled for October 29-31, 2010, in Toronto. The deadline to apply for the upcoming cycle starting with the Fall 2010 Workshop is July 15, 2010. See http://www.usbjd.org/rd/?yii.

Posted February 23, 2010

      • 2010 Nursing Research Grant
        The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) and the American Nurses Foundation have partnered to award a $5,000 grant to encourage the research career development of nurses. In support of the mission of PCNA, individuals whose research is focused on cardiovascular disease prevention may apply at: http://www.nursingworld.org/HomepageCategory/NursingInsider/2010-ANF-Nursing-Research-Grants.aspx.

        The applicant may be a beginning or experienced researcher, with a minimum of at least one degree of BSN or higher. Proof of current membership of the American Nurses Association or a corresponding National Nursing Association member through the International Council of Nurses is required if this grant is awarded. The applicant must become a member of PCNA upon acceptance of the grant. Presentation of results is expected at the annual meeting of the PCNA within two years of completion.
        Deadline for submission is May 3, 2010.

Posted January 25, 2010

      • The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is now accepting applications for the 2010 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program (PASP). Open to graduate nursing students, PASP is the leadership program that stimulates interest in disease prevention, health promotion, and interprofessional collaboration among students of the health professions. This unique program provides scholarships for 40 to 50 students to attend a 3-day symposium in Washington, DC and conduct a funded community-based health education project in their community or at their institution. The application deadline is February 8, 2010. See http://www.aptrweb.org/pasp to learn more about PASP and access the online application.

Posted October 28, 2009

    • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) fosters the careers of thousands of scientific researchers through its extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). The LRP's two-year award repays up to $35,000 per year of educational loan debt for individuals who commit to conducting two years of qualified biomedical or behavioral research at a nonprofit or government institution. The five extramural LRPs are Clinical Research, Pediatric Research, Health Disparities Research, Contraception and Infertility Research, and Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. The 2010 application cycle closes on December 1, 2009. See http://www.lrp.nih.gov.

Posted September 30, 2009

    • BrainTrack, a widely referenced higher-education resource, has created a new biannual scholarship for students currently studying to become a nurse. Designed to help support nurses working to advance their education via associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs, BrainTrack's scholarship will provide a $1,000 first place and $500 runner up award each semester for the best essays about an entrant's experiences as a nursing student. See http://www.braintrack.com/colleges-by-career/registered-nurses.
    • The Brookdale Foundation is seeking applicants for the 2010 Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program, which is open to all professionals in the field of aging, including nurses. The foundation seeks candidates that demonstrate leadership potential; are commitment to a career in aging; have a mentor; agree to commit at least 75% time for career development during the two-year fellowship; and propose a project related to the field of aging that will contribute to the candidate’s career development. Candidates should be between the first and tenth years of their graduate degree. A grant award of up to $125,000 each year is intended to cover 75% of the Fellow’s time, base salary and fringe benefits. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2009. For complete details, see http://www.brookdalefoundation.org.

Posted August 31, 2009

    • Institute of Medicine - Transformational Report on the Future of Nursing
      The Institute of Medicine (IOM), in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is working to develop a transformational report on the future of nursing. This report will include recommendations on reconceptualizing nursing roles; expanding the nursing faculty population and capacity in schools of nursing; advancing innovations in care delivery; and recruiting and retraining well-prepared nurses. As part of the data collection effort, the IOM committee charged with this work will hold a public meeting in Washington, DC and live video Webcast on September 14, 2009 from 9am-1pm. For more details, including how to register for the meeting or Webcast, see http://www.iom.edu/CMS/28312/64233/72508.aspx. Registration closes September 9, 2009. The following topic-specific public forums are also scheduled: Acute Care, October 19, 2009 in Los Angeles; Primary Care, Community Health, and Public Health, December 3, 2009 in Philadelphia; and Education, February 22, 2010 in Houston. For complete details, see http://www.iom.edu/CMS/28312/64233/71928.aspx.
    • HRSA-funded Technical Assistance Workshop
      Join your colleagues for a HRSA-funded technical assistance workshop designed specifically for managers at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), care providers at public housing agencies/facilities, and educators on September 25, 2009 from 8:30am-5pm at the Scarritt-Bennett Event Center in Nashville, TN. This special program will cover how to maximize third-party payments and improve your billing efficiency; strenghten your capacity to participate in the FQHC program; develop a managed care insurer credentialing strategy for primary care providers; improve your grantwriting skills and increase your foundation funding streams; replicate award-winning, evidence-based community health outreach programs; and improve the sustainability of your health center or practice. The workshop is followed by free ongoing training and technical assistance, including follow-up webinars, one-on-one coaching, and conference calls. CME/CE credits, scholarships, group discounts, and early bird pricing are available. See http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=755275.
    • NIH Director's Awards
      Each summer, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) makes grants to exceptionally creative scientists through the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award and NIH Director’s New Innovator Award programs. The application period for the 2010 Pioneer Award opens on September 20, 2009 and closes on October 20, 2009. The 2010 New Innovator Award application period begins on September 27, 2009 and ends on October 27, 2009. For more information about these programs, see http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/initiativeslist.asp.

Posted July 30, 2009

    • Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
      The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) believe that every health professional entering the workforce should be ready to help lead and participate effectively in the continual improvement of quality and patient safety. IHI is seeking six progressive academic institutions with medical and nursing schools to participate in a 12-month demonstration project. The aim of the Retooling for Quality and Safety initiative is to develop and implement innovative methods to assure the integration of healthcare improvement and patient safety content within required curricula at each participating school. If selected, each site will receive $35,000 to support their work. The application deadline is August 14, 2009. See the Call for Proposals at http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/IHIOpenSchool.

Posted July 20, 2009

    • Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Scholarship and Fellowship Programs
      Call for Applications: The American Academy of Nursing’s BAGNC Program is seeking nurses who are committed to advancing the field of geriatric nursing through doctoral studies and research. Two-year scholarships ($50,000 per year) and fellowships ($60,000 per year) are available for the 2010-2012 cohort.

    • Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program
      The purpose of the Network Planning Grant Program is to achieve efficiencies, expand access to coordinate and improve the quality of essential health care services, and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. The applicant organization must be a rural, non-profit or public entity that represents a consortium/network of three or more health related entities that need assistance to plan, organize and develop a health care network. Faith-based and community-based organizations as well as Tribal Organizations are also eligible to apply for these funds. Application Deadline: September 14, 2009.

Posted May 27, 2009

    • AcademyHealth
      AcademyHealth is seeking nominations for the annual Health Services Research Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding research that has been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice and, as a result, had a positive impact on health and health care. The lead researcher of the winning impact will receive $2,000, and the research will be disseminated widely as part of AcademyHealth's ongoing efforts to promote the field of health services research. Nominations are due July 29. See http://www.academyhealth.org/awards/hsrimpactsnominations.htm.

Posted March 30, 2009

    • State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE)
      The State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE) program deadline - June 30, 2009 - is fast approaching. The SNAPLE program offers up to $25,000 in loan repayments for nurses serving as faculty at a regionally accredited college or university in California. Please visit http://www.csac.ca.gov for additional information on how you or your colleagues may benefit from this program.

Posted February 27, 2009

    • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research
      The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research funds highly-qualified individuals to undertake broad studies of the most challenging health policy issues facing America. The Foundation will award approximately 10 grants of up to $335,000 each to investigators from a variety of disciplines to support projects that combine creative and conceptual thinking with innovative, policy-relevant approaches. Applications are welcome from investigators in the health, social, and behavioral sciences as well as other fields. The Letter of Intent deadline is March 25, 2009. See the call for applications at http://www.investigatorawards.org.
    • State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE)
      The State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE) program deadline - June 30, 2009 - is fast approaching. The SNAPLE program offers up to $25,000 in loan repayments for nurses serving as faculty at a regionally accredited college or university in California. Please visit http://www.csac.ca.gov for additional information on how you or your colleagues may benefit from this program.

Posted January 30, 2009

    • Health and Aging Policy Fellows
      Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program provides participants with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The program offers two different tracks: (1) a residential track that includes a nine-to-12-month placement in Washington, DC; and (2) a non-residential track that includes a health policy project and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks. The program is open to nurses, physicians, and social workers at all career stages. The application deadline is April 15, 2009. For further information, see http://www.healthandagingpolicy.org.
    • The State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE)
      The State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE) program deadline - June 30, 2009 - is fast approaching. The SNAPLE program offers up to $25,000 in loan repayments for nurses serving as faculty at a regionally accredited college or university in California. Please visit http://www.csac.ca.gov for additional information on how you or your colleagues may benefit from this program.

Posted December 23, 2008

    • Environmental Public Health
      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks qualified applicants for a ten-week summer program in Environmental Public Health at the National Center for Environmental Health /Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) in Atlanta. Open to nursing students, this full-time summer opportunity was developed for rising collegiate juniors and seniors seeking real-world experience in Environmental Public Health activities at the federal level. Students will participate in individual projects and will be paired with mentors in order to gain valuable experience. For complete details, see http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh. The application deadline is February 18, 2009.

    • Health and Aging Policy Fellows
      Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program provides participants with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The program offers two different tracks: (1) a residential track that includes a nine-to-12-month placement in Washington, DC; and (2) a non-residential track that includes a health policy project and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks. The program is open to nurses, physicians, and social workers at all career stages. The application deadline is April 15, 2009. For further information, see http://www.healthandagingpolicy.org.
    • Washington Health Policy Institute
      Sponsored by the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University, the 17th Annual Washington Health Policy Institute is scheduled for June 1-5, 2009 in Arlington, VA. This institute explores all facets of the health policymaking process and provides participants with the knowledge needed to make a difference in the U.S. health system. For more details, see http://hpi.gmu.edu.

    • 2009 Health Policy Fellowship
      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2009 Health Policy Fellowship. The fellowship allows visiting scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys. Applicants may be at any stage in their careers-from doctoral students in the dissertation phase of their programs to senior investigators. The application deadline is January 5, 2009. See http://academyhealth.org/nchs/program.htm.
    • J. Patrick Barnes Research Grant
      The DAISY Foundation is awarding new funding to nurses seeking to improve treatment of patients with auto-immune diseases and cancer. Applications are now being accepted for the J. Patrick Barnes Research Grant, which funds nursing research and evidence-based practice projects. Two types of grants will be awarded: $5,000 grants for projects that can be completed within two years and $1,000 grants for projects completed within 12 months. This program supports RNs nurses who continually evaluate their practice, seek answers to clinical questions in an effort to improve their practice, and change their practice based on evidence and evaluation of that change. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2009. See http://www.DAISYfoundation.org.

Posted November 24, 2008

    • 2009 Health Policy Fellowship
      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2009 Health Policy Fellowship. The fellowship allows visiting scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys. Applicants may be at any stage in their careers-from doctoral students in the dissertation phase of their programs to senior investigators. The application deadline is January 5, 2009. See http://academyhealth.org/nchs/program.htm.

    • J. Patrick Barnes Research Grant
      The DAISY Foundation is awarding new funding to nurses seeking to improve treatment of patients with auto-immune diseases and cancer. Applications are now being accepted for the J. Patrick Barnes Research Grant, which funds nursing research and evidence-based practice projects. Two types of grants will be awarded: $5,000 grants for projects that can be completed within two years and $1,000 grants for projects completed within 12 months. This program supports RNs nurses who continually evaluate their practice, seek answers to clinical questions in an effort to improve their practice, and change their practice based on evidence and evaluation of that change. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2009. See http://www.DAISYfoundation.org.

    Posted October 21, 2008

    • 2009 Health Policy Fellowship
      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2009 Health Policy Fellowship. The fellowship allows visiting scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys. Applicants may be at any stage in their careers-from doctoral students in the dissertation phase of their programs to senior investigators. The application deadline is January 5, 2009. See http://academyhealth.org/nchs/program.htm.
    • Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program
      The Brookdale Foundation is seeking applicants for the 2009 Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program, which is open to all professionals in the field of aging. Candidates must demonstrate leadership potential; provide evidence of an ongoing commitment to a career in aging; have a mentor; agree to commit at least 75% of his or her time for career development during the two-year fellowship period; and propose a project related to the field of aging that will contribute to the candidate's career development and build leadership skills. A grant award of up to $125,000 each year for two years is intended to cover 75% of the Fellow's time, base salary and fringe benefits. Application submission deadline is November 6. See http://www.brookdalefoundation.org.

    • The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program
      The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program offers a one-year clinical research training experience to students enrolled in doctoral level programs at U.S. schools of nursing, public health, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH funded research centers in a diverse group of countries, including Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, China, Haiti, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia. The deadline to apply is December 5. See http://www.aamc.org/overseasfellowship.

    Posted September 18, 2008

    • The Nursing Organizations Alliance™ Scholarship
      The Nursing Organizations Alliance™ is offering two scholarships for the Nurse in Washington Internship™ (NIWI™) program. The scholarships provide assistance to nurses to help offset the costs associated with attending NIWI. Scholarship applicants must be affiliated with an Alliance member organization (AACN is a member) and have experience in legislative activities at the state or national level in policy issues, or with minimal experience, clearly articulate how the NIWI experience will allow you to advance the goals of nursing practice. At least two scholarships will be awarded. For complete details, see http://www.nursing-alliance.org/niwi.cfm.

    • Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program
      The Brookdale Foundation is seeking applicants for the 2009 Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program, which is open to all professionals in the field of aging. Candidates must demonstrate leadership potential; provide evidence of an ongoing commitment to a career in aging; have a mentor; agree to commit at least 75% of his or her time for career development during the two-year fellowship period; and propose a project related to the field of aging that will contribute to the candidate's career development and build leadership skills. A grant award of up to $125,000 each year for two years is intended to cover 75% of the Fellow's time, base salary and fringe benefits. Application submission deadline is November 6. See http://www.brookdalefoundation.org.

    Posted July 29, 2008

    • Health Services Research Impact Award
      AcademyHealth has issued a call for nominations for the fourth annual Health Services Research Impact Award which recognizes outstanding research that has been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice and, as a result, had a positive impact on health and health care. The lead researcher of the winning Impact Award will receive $2,000, and the research will be disseminated widely as part of AcademyHealth's ongoing efforts to promote the field of health services research. The deadline for nominations is July 30, 2008. For more information on eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and application details, see http://www.academyhealth.org/awards/hsrimpactsnominations.htm.

    Posted July 16, 2008

    Posted June 23, 2008

    • Health Services Research Impact Award
      AcademyHealth has issued a call for nominations for the fourth annual Health Services Research Impact Award which recognizes outstanding research that has been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice and, as a result, had a positive impact on health and health care. The lead researcher of the winning Impact Award will receive $2,000, and the research will be disseminated widely as part of AcademyHealth's ongoing efforts to promote the field of health services research. The deadline for nominations is July 30, 2008. For more information on eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and application details, see http://www.academyhealth.org/awards/hsrimpactsnominations.htm.

    Posted April 23, 2008

    • Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
      Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and administered by Columbia University, the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program seeks to provide qualified individuals with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The program offers two different tracks for individual placement: (1) a residential track that includes a 9-12-month placement in Washington, D.C. or at a state; and (2) a non-residential track that includes a health policy project and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. The program is open to nurses, physicians, and social workers at all career stages with a demonstrated commitment to health and aging issues and a desire to be involved in health policy at the federal, state, or local level. The application deadline for 2008-2009 has been extended to May 27, 2008. See http://www.healthandagingpolicy.org.

    Posted March 3, 2008

    • Joint Commission Resources's 2008 Nursing Practice Symposium
      On May 20-21, 2008, the Joint Commission Resources (JCR) will host the 2008 Nursing Practice Symposium: Honoring the Past, Transforming the Future in Chicago, IL. Designed for both nurse educators and nurses across practice settings, this symposium will foster a collaborative and integrated approach to nursing practice and the leadership needed to improve communication and teamwork among nursing staff and their patients. The conference will feature plenary sessions covering broad topics such as the state of patient care delivery, creating healthful practice environments, and developing nurse leadership. Concurrent sessions will investigate more in-depth topics such as quality care, patient safety, and workforce issues/solutions.

    Posted February 27, 2008

    • U.S. Public Health Service Student Programs
      The U.S. Public Health Service offers a Commissioned Corps Officer Student Training and Extern Program (COSTEP) for junior or senior full-time students to serve on the frontlines of public health while completing a baccalaureate or masters degree education. Juniors may be interested in the summer program to gain a paid clinical experience after they complete their junior year of nursing education. Seniors can receive an early commissioning as an officer with full benefits and salary while studying in the senior year. If you are interested in a public health career, we encourage you to apply. A Senior COSTEP application must be postmarked by December 31 of the year before you begin your final year of school. For more details about the USPHS Student Programs and application materials, see http://usphs.gov/student or contact 1-800-279-1605.

    Posted January 22, 2008

    • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
      The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award is designed to support new investigators who propose bold and highly innovative research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research.  Application Submission/Receipt Deadline: March 31, 2008. Complete information is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/innovator_award.
    • National Institute of Nursing Research's 2008 Summer Genetics Institute
      As a reminder, the deadline for applications to National Institute of Nursing Research's (NINR’s) 2008 Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) is March 3, 2008. The SGI is a two-month, intensive summer research training program designed to provide nurse scientists, doctoral students, and advanced nurse clinicians with a foundation in genetics for use in research and clinical practice. The program will run from June 8-August 1, 2008. For more information, visit
      http://www.ninr.nih.gov/Training/TrainingOpportunitiesIntramural.
    • South Texas Environmental Education and Research Program
      The South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) program is seeking applications for positions in February and April for students in nursing, medicine, allied health and public health who have interests in international health, border health, cultural aspects of health and environmental health. Students participate in experiential learning in the communities of Laredo/Nuevo Laredo or Harlingen/Matamoros at the U.S.-Mexico Border.  The STEER program has received state and national awards for its community-based "hands-on" approach to training health professionals in public health. Tuition and housing are provided free of charge. For more details, see http://steer.uthscsa.edu.