Nursing Research Award

Nursing research awards are presented annually to RNs practicing in NL to support or assist them to carry out nursing research in practice, education or administration. The awards provide seed money for:

  • developing a proposal,
  • conducting a pilot or other small study, and
  • further development of an ongoing research project.

Value: up to $2,500

Application Deadline: October 15th.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • be a member in good standing with ARNNL, and
  • hold a practicing license.

Note: Students in Master's or Doctoral education programs who are conducting research specifically in nursing may apply if the above criteria are met.

How to Apply

Applications must be completed online. There are two forms for this application:

  • The application form contains information about the research project.
  • The resume form contains specific resume information for the project's Principal Investigator (PI).  

Please note that each PI must complete a resume form if there is more than one associated with the project. Also note that the Research Award Committee will not accept resumes or CVs in place of the resume form.

It is not possible to save the online application form. The application must be completed in one browsing session. Note that it is possible to copy and paste the information from another document (e.g., Word) directly into the web form.


References are required from two professional colleagues who can speak to the applicant's motivation and initiative in nursing practice and to the merits of the applicant’s research (e.g., thesis advisor, School of Nursing, or employer). References must be submitted using the online reference form. Letters of reference will not be accepted.

Supporting Documentation

You are required to provide additional documentation to support your application. The Application Requirements document outlines the supporting documentation that must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete.

All supporting documentation must be received at ARNNL House by the application deadline.

Supporting Documentation can be mailed to:
ARNNL Education and Research Trust
55 Military Road
St. John's, NL A1C 2C5

Late applications will not be accepted.

Selecting Recipients

The ARNNL Education and Research Trust Research Award Review Committee coordinates a peer review of the proposals. This Committee reports to the Trust Awards Committee. All proposals are reviewed through the peer review process for (in order):

  • scientific merit,
  • potential contribution to the profession of nursing,
  • feasibility,
  • clarity, and
  • relevance.

The Research Award Review Committee selects successful candidates. Note: Candidates successful in obtaining funds from other sources may be asked to accept the alternate funding.

Preference may be given to applicants who have not received a nursing research award from the Trust in the past two (2) years.

Have Questions?

Please see the Tips & FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions and advice on completing your application. If the information you require is not listed there, please use the Online Contact Form to send us your question.


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