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NLN Annual Nursing Education Research Grants Program Proposals Due February 23 for Awards Up to $25,000


Special $2,500 Grant to Be Awarded for Doctoral Research in Nursing Education Through NLN Partnership with Midwest Nursing Research Society Due February 15, 2012


New York, NY — January 25, 2012 — The National League for Nursing's long record of support for rigorous, high-quality study that contributes to the science of nursing education is reflected in the NLN nursing education research grants program. Proposals for support up to $25,000 are due by February 23.

In addition, a $2,500 awarded to a doctoral candidate completing a dissertation in nursing education is available through a special NLN partnership with the Midwest Nursing Research Society: The NLN and MNRS will each support a student whose work, it is anticipated, will advance the science of nursing education. The NLN/MNRS grant recipient must be a member of both organizations, thus be a nurse educator within the Wheat Ridge-Colorado-based MNRS's 13-state regional catchment area.

"When it comes to promoting nursing education scholarship, the NLN does more than 'talk the talk,'" said NLN president Dr. Judith Halstead. "The League makes a serious financial commitment to academic progression that advances lifelong learning among nurse educators, and expands the evidence base for best practices in the preparation of a diverse, culturally competent nursing workforce."

Beginning researchers, accomplished scholars, and mentor-protégé research pairs are encouraged to apply for the NLN Nursing Education Research Grants and for the NLN/MNRS grant. In all cases, principal investigators must be current dues-paying NLN members or hold NLN membership through their academic institution.

Another requirement for NLN grant support is that studies must relate to one or more of the NLN's Priorities for Research in Nursing Education, which may be found on the NLN website at In addition, priority will be given to studies evaluating the success of strategies for ensuring a diverse student population, provide a mentoring relationship for novice researchers, and/or are multisite.

Award amounts will vary with the nature of the study proposed. While the NLN/MNRS dissertation award is $2,500, doctoral students can apply also apply for the NLN Nursing Education Research Grants.

For complete information about the submission of complete proposals, click here.

For additional questions or information, contact Nasreen Ferdous at 212-812-0315 or

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick at 212-812-0376 or

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 35,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations and agencies. 

Since 1975, the Midwest Nursing Research Society has been transforming how nursing is practiced by promoting, disseminating, and using nursing research and by encouraging, supporting, and connecting the next generation of nurse scientists. Today, with more than 1,300 members, MNRS is one of the largest and most influential nursing research organizations in the country, serving individuals in a 13-state Midwest region.