Early Science Investigator Award

The SNRS Early Investigator Award seeks to recognize the contributions of a nurse scientist early in her/his research career (less than 5 years from completion of doctoral degree), who shows potential to develop a sustained program of research to enhance nursing science and practice.

The recipient of the award shall be selected in accordance with the established award criteria:

  1. Member of SNRS in good standing
  2. Nominated according to the established procedures
  3. Hold an earned doctorate and within 5 years of completion of their doctoral degree
  4. Demonstrated independent productivity in nursing research as evidenced by published research results in peer-reviewed journal and extramural funding.
  5. Podium or poster abstract, developed from their own research and accepted for presentation at the upcoming Annual Conference, demonstrates scholarly work with importance for advancing nursing knowledge.
  6. Nominees must agree to attend the Annual Conference and the Awards Ceremony where their award will be presented, and are responsible for all expenses related to the conference and travel.
  7. Past recipients of this award are not eligible to receive the award.

Nomination Procedure: Nomination Procedure: The nomination form must be completed via the link on the SNRS webpage for this award. Nominations for this award must be made by a current SNRS member in the form of a nominations packet. The nominations packet must be submitted electronically per instructions on the SNRS website by the posted deadline (typically October 1st each year).  Faxed and incomplete packets will not be accepted. Only the materials specified for the packet will apply to the award review All information submitted in the nomination packet becomes the property of SNRS and will not be returned.

The Nomination Packet should include following:

  1. One letter of nomination (self-nominations accepted) which outlines how the nominee meets the award criteria.
  2. Two (2) additional letters of recommendation, both from active SNRS members, which address the evaluation criteria above.  Each statement should be less than 500 words.
  3. The nominee's full Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Electronic copy of one (1) accepted abstract for a poster/ podium presentation to upcoming SNRS Annual Conference.
  5. Consent Statement to attend the Annual Conference to receive the award and to deliver the conference research presentation (for the previously accepted abstract).

Selection Process: The SNRS Awards Committee reviews the applications based on the eligibility criteria, and forwards recommendations to the SNRS Board for final approval. Nominees will be notified by December prior to the annual meeting, if they are a finalist. Recipients of the SNRS Early Investigator Award will receive a plaque, and may be featured on the SNRS website.

Please click here to complete the Nomination Form.

Please click here to submit all other nominations materials.

Associated documents: Guidelines/score sheet for reviewers


Past Recipients of the Early Science Investigator Award:

2017 Lucinda Graven, PhD, ARNP

2016 Hyochol Ahn, PhD, ANP-BC

2015 Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN

2014 Jing Wang