The following is a list of scholarship and grant opportunities for interested NP students. Visit AANP.org for more information about AANP and the many benefits of membership.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Call for 2014 Applications for the New Careers in Nursing Program – This scholarship program was established to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program provides scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs. A total of up to 400 scholarship awards will be made during this funding cycle. The deadline is January 9, 2014. For grant solicitation, visit http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/new-careers-in-nursing.html.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Call for Applications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows – This three-year advanced leadership program is for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. The program will award up to 20 fellowships for the 2014 cohort. Each award will be up to $35,000 for each fellow over three years. The deadline is January 14, 2014. For grant guidance, visit http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/executive-nurse-fellows-.html.
Health Resources & Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services – Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program – NWD grants are awarded to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds . The goals of the NWD program are to support projects that assist underrepresented students throughout the educational pipeline: to become registered nurses, to facilitate diploma or associate degree registered nurses becoming baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses, and to prepare practicing registered nurses for advanced nursing education. The deadline is January 24. 2014. For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=248755.
Health Resources & Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services – Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice – For FY 2014, the Division of Nursing will solicit three-year cooperative agreements proposing innovations in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP). IPCP environments are comprised of high-functioning diverse professionals with a collective identity who collaborate and communicate effectively to increase access to care and achieve high quality patient and population-centered outcomes. The overarching goal of the NEPQR-IPCP program is to support the development of collaborative practice environments that deliver patient and population-centered quality health care that is safe, efficient, effective and equitable. In addition, the NEPQR-IPCP program aims to promote interprofessional teamwork and coordinated team-based care by increasing the number of nurses skilled in interprofessional collaborative practice. The deadline for applications is February 3, 2014. For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=248734.