Aging/Gerontology - RIG Awards and Eligibility Criteria

The overall purposes of the Aging/Gerontology Research Interest Group (RIG) awards are to recognize excellence in gerontological nursing research and to provide recognition for the work performed by our RIG members. At the request of our RIG members, we have added two awards this year. We encourage those that meet the criteria (following) to apply. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.

I.  Rising Investigator Award

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize the contribution of a rising investigator who has conducted gerontological nursing research that has the potential to enhance the science and practice of gerontological nursing.

Criteria:

  • Nominee meets eligibility criteria as delineated on the award guidelines (see below).
  • The nomination packet adhered to published guidelines for completeness.
  • Nominee’s research demonstrates adherence to professional standards related to quality, rigor, and scholarship.
  • Nominee’s research significantly enhances gerontological nursing knowledge or practice.
  • Letter of reference provides support for the significance of the contribution to gerontological nursing.

Award Guidelines: Each nominee for the SNRS Aging/Gerontology RIG Rising Investigator Award must:

  • be a regular member of SNRS in good standing,
  • be a member of the SNRS Aging/Gerontology RIG,
  • have a minimum of 2 data based research publications in peer reviewed journals, and
  • adhere to the nomination process as outlined below.

Nomination Procedure: Nominations must be made by an active SNRS member (regular, student, or retired member); self-nominations will be accepted.

Each nomination packet should include:

  • Current curriculum vitae of the nominee,
  • A complete nomination form with the signature of the nominator,
  • One letter of support that addresses the significance of the nominee’s research contributions to gerontological nursing knowledge or practice, and
  • A PDF copy of the 2 publications that demonstrate the quality and rigor of the research. 

Submit the nomination packet by: e-mail attachment to Melissa Batchelor-Murphy: melissa.batchelor-murphy@duke.edu. The final deadline is December 15, 2016.

NOTE: The nominator will receive e-mail notification that the nomination was received within five days of submission. If notification is not received, contact Melissa Batchelor-Murphy: melissa.batchelor-murphy@duke.edu.

II. Distinguished Dissertation Award

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize the contribution of a rising student-investigator who is conducting a dissertation in the area of gerontological nursing research that has the potential to enhance the science and practice of gerontological nursing.

Criteria:

  • Nominee meets eligibility criteria as delineated on the award guidelines (see below).
  • The nomination packet adhered to published guidelines for completeness.
  • Nominee’s dissertation research demonstrates adherence to professional standards related to quality, rigor, and scholarship.
  • Nominee’s dissertation research has the potential to significantly enhance gerontological nursing knowledge or practice.
  • Letter of reference from the nominee’s dissertation committee Chairperson that provides support for the significance of the contribution to gerontological nursing.

Award Guidelines: Each nominee for the SNRS Aging/Gerontology RIG Distinguished Dissertation Award must:

  • be a student member of SNRS in good standing,
  • be a member of the SNRS Aging/Gerontology RIG,
  • be a PhD candidate who successfully defended the dissertation proposal (or received official approval), and
  • adhere to the nomination process as outlined below.

Nomination Procedure: Nominations must be made by an active SNRS member (regular, student, or retired member); self-nominations will be accepted.

Each nomination packet should include:

  • Current curriculum vitae of the nominee,
  • A complete nomination form with the signature of the nominator,
  • One letter of support from the nominee’s dissertation Chairperson that addresses the potential significance of the nominee’s research contributions to gerontological nursing knowledge or practice, and
  • A PDF copy of the dissertation abstract.

Submit the nomination packet by: e-mail attachment to Melissa Batchelor-Murphy: melissa.batchelor-murphy@duke.edu. The final deadline is December 15, 2016.

NOTE: The nominator will receive e-mail notification that the nomination was received within five days of submission. If notification is not received, contact Melissa Batchelor-Murphy: melissa.batchelor-murphy@duke.edu.

III. Excellence in Geriatric Nursing Research Mid-Career Award

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize the contribution of a mid-career investigator who has conducted gerontological nursing research that enhances the science and practice of gerontological nursing.

Criteria:

  • Nominee meets eligibility criteria as delineated on the award guidelines (see below).
  • The nomination packet adhered to published guidelines for completeness.
  • Nominee’s research demonstrates adherence to professional standards related to quality, rigor, and scholarship.
  • Nominee’s research significantly enhances gerontological nursing knowledge or practice.
  • Letter of reference provides support for the significance of the contribution to gerontological nursing.

Award Guidelines: Each nominee for the SNRS Aging/Gerontology Excellence in Geriatric Nursing Research Mid-Career Award must:

  • be a regular member of SNRS in good standing,
  • be a member of the SNRS Aging/Gerontology RIG,
  • be an Associate Professor who has achieved tenured status. Non-tenured Associate Professors at institutions with tenure (even if tenure is only offered at the Full Professor level) are NOT eligible. Applicants at institutions that do not offer tenure must demonstrate that their appointment is equivalent to that of an Associate Professor who received tenure status after December 1, 2007,
  • demonstrate a progression in their program of research,
  • have a minimum of 2 data based research publications in peer reviewed journals within the past 3 years, and
  • adhere to the nomination process as outlined below.

Nomination Procedure: Nominations must be made by an active SNRS member (regular, student, or retired member); self-nominations will be accepted.

Each nomination packet should include:

  • Current curriculum vitae of the nominee,
  • A complete nomination form with the signature of the nominator,
  • One letter of support that addresses the significance of the nominee’s research contributions to gerontological nursing knowledge or practice, and
  • A PDF copy of the 2 publications that demonstrate the quality and rigor of the research.

Submit the nomination packet by: e-mail attachment to Melissa Batchelor-Murphy: melissa.batchelor-murphy@duke.edu. The final deadline is December 15, 2016.

NOTE: The nominator will receive e-mail notification that the nomination was received within five days of submission. If notification is not received, contact Melissa Batchelor-Murphy: melissa.batchelor-murphy@duke.edu.