*NOMINATION DEADLINE *MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST*
The ENRS Presidents’ Circle Research Award was established by ENRS Past Presidents to promote collaborative/partnership driven innovative research specifically between academic and practice settings. This research award will support joint research initiatives that are responsive to the challenges within health care and are important to the discipline of nursing, patients, families, communities and/or populations.
There has been a growth of doctorally prepared nurses positioned in clinical practice. The doctorally prepared nurse in the practice setting has limited funding opportunities to foster collaborative research and access to doctorally prepared colleagues. This award was designed to give these nurses a new opportunity to develop, test, refine, and/or translate knowledge as well as use specialty expertise and wisdom to address important health issues. These issues impact cost effective, high quality, safe, efficient patient, family, community, and population centric care.
The criteria for funding will include the significance of the study aims, the potential impact of the study outcomes on care delivery, and the fit of key personnel and resources requested for building an effective team and carrying out the proposed investigation.
The Presidents’ Circle Research Award is given by the Eastern Nursing Research Society to a collaborative research team that is led by two Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs), one from an academic setting (college/university) and one from a practice setting (hospital, clinic, or another site that provides patient care).
Award Criteria and Eligibility
Both Co-PIs must be active members in ENRS.
The proposed academic-practice partnership research project holds high potential for contributing new knowledge that impacts health and the related care of patients, families, communities and/or populations.
A detailed plan demonstrating sustainability of the academic-practice collaboration must be conveyed.
Design an investigation that focuses on generating knowledge that will inform health care policy to improve the health of patients, families, communities and/or populations.
At least one Co-PI will have earned doctorate
Confirmation by both Co-PIs that neither is a member of the Board of Directors or the ENRS Awards Committee
The Proposal Narrative Must Include:
of research project.
(maximum of 300 words)
Purpose of the study is clearly identified, significant to care delivery, logically developed, and has potential to contribute to improving health and the related care of patients, families, communities and/or populations and to inform health policy development.
Background and Significance:
Review of existing body of knowledge about the research problem is current, comprehensive, synthesized, critically evaluated, and supports the need for the study.
Research method is clearly described, appropriate to answer the research question, and supported by rationale. Plans for data collection are explicit. Time line for study completion is realistic. Facilities/environment where study will be conducted are adequate for the design.
a. Measurement: For quantitative studies, validity and reliability of instruments are acceptable; plans to control extraneous variables are appropriate. For qualitative studies, plans to ensure trustworthiness of findings are appropriate; plans to track impact of extraneous variables on findings are described.
b. Sampling: Describes desired sample, including inclusion/exclusion criteria, source of sample, plans for recruitment, plans for obtaining informed consent, and anticipated sample size with justification (e.g., power analysis if indicated).
Identifies specific plans for analysis of research data, including statistical tests to be used for quantitative data.
Demonstrates sustainability of the academic-practice collaboration research team from the academic and practice settings.
Human Subjects Protection:
Indicate if granted, pending, or exempt.
a. Items: Identifies only those items for which ENRS funding is requested. These items must be directly related the conduct of research and excludes travel to professional meetings and Co-Principal Investigator salary. (Amount not to exceed $3000.00).
b. Justification: States a rationale for items included in budget. States total estimated cost of project and explanation of how additional funds will be secured if total budget is greater than $3,000.00.
Proposals must follow these formatting requirements:
Maximum of eight (8) single-spaced pages, excluding references and budget
Font size and margins: 12-point font size, 0.5 inch margins
References should be cited in APA format
Final document in PDF with no appendices allowed
These documents must be submitted along with the proposal application:
Two letters of support (One-page limit each) one from the academic site and another from the practice site.
Up-to-date biosketch for each Co-PI in
inclusive of their personal statement identifying their setting and the role they will play in the investigation. A clear and accurate documentation of publications as well as current and recently completed research should also be detailed in the biosketch (Three-page limit).
Email notifications will go out in February 2018. Winners will be formally recognized on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Closing Awards Ceremony Brunch of the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions at the Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ.
Please direct questions related to ENRS Annual Awards Nominations to Dr. Ann Marie Mauro, Awards Committee Chair.
After reviewing the above criteria and supporting documentation requirements, please complete the following nomination form. If you have any questions related to the completion of the form or the candidate's membership status, please contact Jessica Widing, Managing Director.