2023 FNINR Awards Program
Nominations Are Now Closed!

The FNINR Awards Committee is reviewing nominations for five awards
to be presented 
at the 30th Annual NightinGala on October 4, 2023.


2023 Award Categories

Ada Sue Hinshaw Nurse Scholar Award
The Ada Sue Hinshaw Award is considered the pre-eminent award given by FNINR named in honor of the first permanent Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research. Recipients have a substantive and sustained program of science that would afford her/him recognition as a prominent senior scientist.

The President's Award
The President’s Award is given based on a specific theme established by the President of FNINR, varies annually, and is awarded to a nurse researcher with sustained contributions in the field. This year, the theme is “health promotion and disease prevention” and is aimed at research that explores health promotion and/or disease prevention in children and/or adolescents.

Welch/Woerner Path-Paver Award
The Welch/Woerner Path-Paver Award is given to a mid-to-late career nurse scientist who has achieved one or more breakthroughs in theory development, research methods, instruments, or subject matter that has paved the way for other scientists and who has influenced and mentored the next generation of nurse researchers.

Faye Glenn Abdellah Leadership Award
The Faye Glenn Abdellah Leadership Award is named for this renowned nurse researcher. Faye Abdellah’s vision has resulted in inestimable value created by nurse scientists over the years. This award will go to an organization or individual with a sustained or lasting impact on nursing science either through advocacy, institutional leadership, or individual program of research that has led to the public awareness of the value of nursing science in improving health at the individual and/or population levels.

Protégé Award
The Protégé/Protegee Award is given to an evolving nurse scientist who shows great promise in advancing science and who is within the first 6 years of completing either the PhD or Post-Doctoral study.

Required materials:

  • Please provide the citation for any two publications, presentations or other scholarly work products (e.g., commercial products, patents, books, etc.), and provide a summary that highlights the significance of the work and/or the impact of the work to the field/discipline. Summaries may include an abstract (2 page maximum per example).
  • Two letters of support
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A one paragraph narrative suitable for program copy that describes the area of research and its future potential (max. 500 words); note that the President's Award requires a one paragraph narrative suitable for the program copy that relates to the breakthrough area and two examples of scholarship that model the thematic dissemination and impact of the research

*Note: Maximum file size per upload is 25 MB.

Award nominations will be reviewed and scored based on the following criteria:
  • Body of Work
  • Scholarly Dissemination
  • Funding
  • Impact
  • Overall Impact and Alignment with Award Description
*Note: Incomplete applications will not be scored.
For questions or further information, please contact Jess Campbell at [email protected]
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