Nurse Practitioner Research Scholar Award

The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI) at the University of Virginia has announced the Nurse Practitioner Research Scholar Award. The goal of this research award is to disseminate scholarship regarding nurse practitioners (NPs) to an international audience. By strengthening relationships and collaborations to increase access to historical scholarship, the ECBCNHI hopes to advance historical scholarship for NPs.

Thanks to a generous donor who has made a gift of $5,000, this will be a one-time award with the potential for continuation. Applications will close June 1, 2019, with the intention for the recipient to use the award the following academic year.


Any student pursuing a PhD or an established scholar is eligible to apply. This award is not limited to nursing scholars and could include other historians of medicine and health care. Recipients will be asked to provide a full research proposal, including:

  • A concise statement of research they wish to conduct.
  • A narrative describing the project placed within the context of the present state of historical knowledge, including background, sources and appropriate citations.
  • Identification of resources to be utilized.
  • An itemized budget detailing the ways they will be using the research funds.
  • A current CV.

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

Project Requirements

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


Applications should be submitted to Barbra Wall at

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