Research and Scholarship Awards

Each year in the fall semester, the School of Nursing offers several research and scholarship awards to provide BSN Honors Program, DNP, and PhD students with funding to support their passion for discovery and offset research and scholarship-related expenses.

The annual School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Awards are provided to support student research and scholarship, and specifically data collection, the development of research ideas or scholarly interests, professional development, and other research-related activities.

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All BSN Honors Program, DNP, and PhD students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the Research and Scholarship Awards.

Submission Process and Guidelines

Students must use the Research and Scholarship Award Application & Budget Worksheet form for their submission. The application includes:

  • Student Information
  • Advisor/Mentor Information
  • Project Summary or Research Plan (including elements such as purpose or problem, methodology, significance and background, dissemination and translation, etc.)
  • CV/Resume
  • Budget – Please direct any questions about developing a budget to the Nursing Research and Sponsored Programs office (NRSP).  Its research administrators are happy to help:

Evaluation Criteria

The selection committee will consider the following:

  • Quality of the project summary or research plan, including considerations such as significance, methodological rigor, innovation, impact on nursing knowledge or practice, etc.
  • Evidence that the proposed activities support the student in establishing or furthering their research ideas or scholarly interests

Selection Process and Timeline

Application Deadline: 11:59pm, October 15

A faculty selection committee will review applications and award notices will be sent (via email) in November.

Awarded funds will be made available to students in December via research/scholarship project accounts, from which students can draw to pay for applicable research and scholarship-related expenses.

Award Amounts

Awards vary from $1,000–$4,000

Application Deadline is 11:59pm on October 15

Contact Us

Darby Sugar

Position title: Director of Advising and Student Services


Phone: 608-263-5248

1145 Signe Skott Cooper Hall