NAANA is now accepting applications for 2013 Scholarships. Deadline to submit a complete application is April 30th, 2013.
NAANA is pleased to announce its annual scholarships, awarded to the most meritorious applicants who are engaged in studying nursing at the Associate Degree, Bachelor degree, Master’s degree or RN-BSN levels. Annually, awards are made, $500 to $1000 each, depending on the funds available in a given year for scholarships. The awards may be applied toward tuition and/or books in a given academic year.
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program at the time of application, and should be pursuing a nursing program during the year for which the award is made. In order to be eligible, applicants must be of Arab heritage, citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and must reside within the US or its territories; further, applicants must be members of NAANA.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars 2013
Our program aims to advance talented junior faculty by giving scholars opportunities to:
- Develop a research program and other scholarly activities;
- Engage in institutional and national mentoring, leadership training, and networking among scholars and colleagues in nursing and other fields; and
- Have protected time to gain the critical skills needed for a successful career in academic nursing
Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and disadvantaged socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better able we are to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need.
See www.rwjfnursefacultyscholars.org for detailed information.
Up to 12 awards of up to $350,000 each over three years will be available in this round of funding.
- Be a registered nurse with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline.
- Be a junior faculty member in an accredited school of nursing with an academic position that could lead to tenure. Junior faculty are usually at the instructor or assistant professor level.
- After completing the doctorate, be in an academic position that could lead to tenure for at least two years and no more than five years at the start of the program.
- Identify at least one senior leader in the school of nursing to serve as a primary (nursing) mentor for academic career planning and to provide access to organizations, programs and colleagues helpful to the candidate’s work as a scholar.
- Identify at least one senior researcher in the university with similar or complementary research interests to serve as a research mentor. Scholars are encouraged to select the research mentor from a discipline outside of nursing.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application and must not be receiving support from other research fellowships/traineeships at the time they begin the program. Candidates who are permanent residents and not green card holders should contact Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing before applying to determine whether they can satisfy the program’s eligibility and documentation requirements.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Applications for New Careers in Nursing Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing initiative is designed to help alleviate the nursing shortage in the United States and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program will provide scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master's nursing programs.
The program has a two-fold purpose: to increase the numbers of nurses and to address diversity among nursing professionals. Given the need to increase the numbers of nurses, successful applicant organizations must demonstrate that additional resources will be used to leverage internal and external resources to expand or increase diversity in their professional nursing programs. Applications should address the applicant organization's past achievements and future plans to recruit and retain a diverse student body.
Funds to support up to four hundred scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to selected schools of nursing for a one-year period. A school of nursing may apply for between five and thirty scholarships per year, to be awarded to students from underrepresented groups in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged. Preference will be given to schools able to demonstrate that the availability of scholarship funds will expand enrollment in accelerated nursing programs.
To be eligible, applicant institutions must offer an entry-level accelerated baccalaureate nursing program or master's nursing program for non-nursing college graduates and be accredited by a nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The complete call for applications, application instructions, and conference call details are available at the RWJF Web site.
Link to Complete RFP