Request for Proposals

The Rockefeller University

Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing

Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award


Registered nurses in a research-focused doctoral program who have completed their dissertation proposal defense, Master’s-prepared nurses who have successfully conducted a research study, or doctorally-prepared nurses who are actively engaged in nursing science.



The Heilbrunn Family Nurse Scholar Award is a 1-2 year program that provides financial support for nurses to pursue independent research projects and make a contribution to the discipline of nursing. The maximum amount of funding per proposal is $25,000 (total). The award is individualized for each nurse scholar and is awarded as a stipend to be administered by the scholar to support activities such as data collection, data analysis, conference travel, etc. There are no indirect costs covered with this award. The nurse scholar will have ongoing communication with the Director of the Heilbrunn Family Center for mentorship and will also be required to present periodic updates on their research study to the RUH nursing staff.  An annual report will be submitted by the scholar to summarize expenditures and productivity.



Eligible applicants will submit the attached application on line at between January 21-30, 2019. Please submit the proposal as one document in PDF format as directed on the web site. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their proposal by April 1, 2019.


Proposal Guidelines:

Proposal Guideline for Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award.pdf

The Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing serves as a resource for the development of programs and collaborations to promote research nursing as a profession on a local, national and international level. Through these efforts the Center raises public awareness of nursing as an integral component of clinical and translational science.


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