2024 Awards

The Nomination Period is Now Closed

 2024 Award Categories

Ada Sue Hinshaw Nurse Scholar Award
The Ada Sue Hinshaw Award is considered the pre-eminent award given by FNINR, which is 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. In 2024, the President's Award will be bestowed to a nurse researcher who has made a significant impact on the improvement of health in children (birth to 21 years). The focus of research can be related to health promotion, disease prevention, or management of acute, chronic, or mental health illness. The recipient should have a long-standing trajectory in this focus area (at least 10 years) and demonstrate substantial positive outcomes/impact resulting from their research finding. 

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 through advocacy, institutional leadership, or an 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]
Note: Past FNINR awards winners cannot be nominated for the same award they have previously won. They may be nominated for a different award after three years have passed from the last award received.
 View a complete list of historic awards 
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