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Professional Funding Support

Connecting Nurse Practitioners to the Financial Support You Need

As nurse practitioners (NPs) are securing their place on the front lines of health care, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is here with the funding opportunities you need to continue to advance the NP profession and enhance patient care. From scholarships and grants to research awards and external funding information, AANP members have access to a host of opportunities that open doors to a world of knowledge and educational experiences.

“It is really exciting to have this support from AANP. I appreciated being able to reach out at the national conference and get AANP support in making connections at NIDA. AANP has really taken the lead in making sure NPs are educated.”
—Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN
2018 NIDA Mentored Training Award in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Science awardee

Loretta Ford Centennial Scholarship

In honor of Dr. Loretta Ford, co-founder of the NP role, AANP has launched a special scholarship program in 2020 to empower NPs of the future. This program will provide support to AANP members who are registered nurses (RNs) as they pursue advanced education to earn their Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). Applicants will follow in the footsteps of Dr. Ford, epitomizing the qualities of courage, determination, perseverance, dedication and introspection. The application period is now closed.

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AANP Grants

Join the AANP community in transforming health care through research with the support of members-only grants.

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AANP Scholarships

AANP empowers you to thrive in your journey towards becoming an NP or career advancement and supports the next generation of NPs with members-only scholarships.

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International Advanced Practice Nurse Ambassador Program

Qualifying nurses and NPs from outside of the United States can apply for funding to help them attend the 2022 AANP National Conference.

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Open Access Award

Help your manuscript become available to a broader audience with the AANP Open Access Award.

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Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 AANP Grants and Scholarships Program!

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External Funding Opportunities

Find the resources you need to finance your education, support your projects or share your findings and make a difference in the health of our nation.

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