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Procedures for Grant Submission

The 2015 application cycle is closed.

The NLN's dissertation/DNP projects research grants program supports high quality studies that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education. The NLN-funded grants promote diversity of research topics and support investigators who demonstrate rigor and innovative approaches to advance the field of nursing education research. All NLN research grants must relate to the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.

Proposal Guidelines:

  • Applicants for this $2,500 award must be current MNRS members.
  • All studies must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.
  • A complete proposal includes both a Blind Review File and a Demographic Data Form.
  • The proposal must be submitted electronically by a specified deadline. Incomplete proposals or proposals submitted after this time will not be accepted for review.

   NLN Dissertation/ DNP Research Award Submission Guidelines (PDF) >>

Components of the Blind Review File

(to be submitted all together in one Microsoft Word document)

  1. Title page with researcher's name and affiliation removed.
  2. Proposal (including abstract) with all identifying information removed.
  3. References
  4. Appendices (if appropriate) with all identifying information removed. One appendix must be confirmation of successful completion of proposal defense.

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