AAHN Grants for Historical Research

The American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc (AAHN) initiated a grant program in 2008. The H 15 Grant, for faculty members and independent researchers; and the H 31 Pre-doctoral Grant, designed to encourage and support graduate training and historical research at the Master's and Doctoral levels. The deadline for all Grants is April 1. Only AAHN members are eligible to apply for these grants.

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H 15 Grant

Directions For Applicants

The H-15 Grant is awarded to faculty members or independent researchers for proposals outlining a historical research study. The grant provides $3,000 in funding. For faculty members affiliated with an academic institution indirect costs for Facilities and Administration (F & A) of 8% are also available. Applicants must be AAHN members and hold the doctorate. It is expected that the research and new materials produced by the grant recipient will help ensure the growth of scholarly work focused on the history of nursing.

Deadline for Submission of applications: April 1

Date of Award: June 1

Application
A copy of the proposal should be sent by email to grants@aahn.org. Only word or pdf documents will be accepted.

The application should not exceed 6 pages double-spaced, excluding references, curriculum vitae and writing sample. The outline below specifies the information which should be included in your application. The form and length of your application should be adapted to the research that you propose to do. If the study involves sources requiring approval by an Institutional Review Board protecting human subjects, funds will not be awarded until documentation is received.

Aims:
Begin with a concise statement of the aims of the research that you wish to do and relate these aims to your own long term historical research goals.

Background Significance:
Give a brief background of your research problem. This will enable reviewers to place your proposal within the context of the present state of historical knowledge about the study area. Explain the importance you expect your results to have. Please be sure to cite the published work of others which relates to your topic.

Previous Work:
Describe briefly any work that you have done in this area or in closely related studies. Cite your publications, if any. Be sure to enclose a sample of your writing whether published or unpublished.

Methods:
Explain how you intend to approach your study and, where appropriate, identify the collections or archives you will use to achieve your aims.

Facilities:
Describe existing resources at your disposal which will help you in carrying out this project.

Other research support:
Include an overview of your existing and pending research support.

Budget:
Outline and itemize the budget detailing the ways you will use the award and briefly justify each item. For example, travel, purchase of equipment, copying, or salary support may be requested.

Curriculum Vitae:
Please include a resume of professional accomplishments including education, research publications and other publications relevant to the project you propose.

Process of Review
Each application will be reviewed by the AAHN Grant Review Panel. The Panel will make its decision about the award by May 15 and the recipient will be notified by June 1 of each year. Funding will start July 1 of the grant year and last for one year. A no-cost extension may be granted on request. Grantees will be expected to submit a report on research when the project is completed.

Publications and presentations arising from AAHN funded research should acknowledge funding from AAHN. For example: Research for this work was funded by the American Association for the History of Nursing, H-15 Grant.

Post-Award
The recipient of the H-15 will submit a Final Financial and Research Report within one year of receiving the grant. The deadline for this report will be June 1 of the year following receipt of the award.  For example, if the award is received June 1, 2013, the report is due to AAHN by June 1, 2014.  AAHN staff will provide details regarding financial report submission to the awardee.  The Research Report should take the form of a 750 word summary suitable for publication in the AAHN Bulletin. There is no specified format for this summary but it is expected that the recipient will discuss his/her research question, how funds from the H-15 advanced the research and any relevant findings.

 

H 31 Pre-doctoral Grant

This grant is designed to encourage and support graduate training and historical research at the Masters and Doctoral levels. The grant will be $2,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals will focus on a significant question in the history of nursing.
  • The student will be enrolled in an accredited masters program or doctoral program.
  • The student will be a member of AAHN.
  • The research advisor will be doctorally prepared with scholarly activity in the field of nursing history and prior experience in guidance of research training.

Application: Form

  1. Title Page
  2. Narrative (four [4] double-spaced pages, maximum).

  3. Include the following:
    1. Purpose and focus of the study.
    2. Secondary source background and primary source availability.
    3. Any additional relevant facilities and resources.
    4. Significance of the study.
  4. Attachments
    1. Curriculum vitae of the student.
    2. Letter of support from advisor.

A copy of the proposal should be sent by email to grants@aahn.org. Only word or pdf documents will be accepted.

The Award

Selection criteria include the scholarly merit of the proposal, consideration of the student's preparation for this study, the advisor's qualifications for guiding the study and the project's potential for contributing to scholarship in the field of nursing history.

  1. If the study involves sources requiring approval by an Institutional Review Board protecting human subjects, funds will not be awarded until documentation is received.
  2. Funds will be awarded directly to the student.

Review
Each application will be reviewed by the AAHN Grant Review Panel. The Panel will make its decision about the award by May 15 and the recipient will be notified by June 1 of each year. Funding will start July 1 of the grant year and last for one year. Grantees will be expected to submit a report on research when the project is completed.

Publications
Publications and presentations arising from AAHN funded research should acknowledge funding from AAHN. For example: Research for this work was funded by the American Association for the History of Nursing, H-31 Grant.

Post-Award
The recipient of the H-31 will submit a Final Research Report within one year of receiving the grant. The deadline for this report will be June 1 of the year following receipt of the award.  For example, if the award is received June 1, 2013, the report is due to AAHN by June 1, 2014.  The Research Report should take the form of a 750 word summary suitable for publication in the AAHN Bulletin. There is no specified format for this summary but it is expected that the recipient will discuss his/her research question, how funds from the H-31 advanced the research and any relevant findings.

The deadline for receiving applications for all Grants is April 1

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