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AWHONN Awards, Grants & Scholarships
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AWHONN provides qualified members with opportunities to enhance their initiatives, both academic and professional; in addition recognize the tremendous efforts nurses do within their professions and communities outlined by AWHONN’s mission. 

Refer back to this page throughout the year as new and open opportunities are posted.



AWHONN is seeking applicants to attend a 3-day evidence-based practice immersion program at the Advanced Practice Institute in Iowa in September 25-27, 2019. This scholarship includes travel and the workshop.


Scholars will be required to travel to the institute on Tuesday, September 24, and remain for the entire 3-day session.


The program title is “Promoting Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice.”


Learn More Here


The cost of attendance for accepted scholars will be funded through Every Woman Every Baby. It includes travel.

The goals include:
1. Promote advanced skills of nursing and interprofessional leaders in the use of evidence-based practice models.
2. Develop leadership skills for facilitating completion of clinically relevant evidence-based practice objectives. 
3. Foster creative thinking, networking, and issue resolution in the evidence-based practice process. 

Applications may be individual or a couplet working within the same organization. If applying as a couplet, please upload a curriculum vitae or resume for each individual. 

Requirements for applicants:

1. Minimum of a BSN in nursing, prefer MSN or higher degree. For couplet applications, it is preferred that at least one member have a MSN or higher. 
2. Currently an AWHONN member or is willing to become an AWHONN member.
3. Currently employed in a women’s health, obstetric, or newborn setting with the ability to implement an evidence-based practice change. (May be in a clinical, education, or management role.)
4. Availability to attend the Advanced Practice Institute 3-day course September 25-27, 2019. Members must be available to travel on Tuesday, September 24 and commit to attending the entire session. Return flights cannot be scheduled prior to 6 pm on Friday, September 27. 
5. Completed and attached EBP proposal application for consideration. 
6. Attached commitment letter from your facility allowing you to implement the project identified in your application. 
7. Agreement to present your EBP project at a national or regional AWHONN conference within two years of attendance. Presentations may include individual podium, group podium, or poster presentation. 


Scholarships will be awarded by July 19, 2019. 

Complete the Application Here

Upload your EBP Application Form and the Organizational Letter of Support using the above link. Individuals with questions may send inquiries to Please do not contact the University of Iowa directly.


AWHONN's commitment to nursing research and scholarship is reflected in our 25-year history of funding nursing research and promoting evidence-based nursing care. Our program is designed primarily for researchers whose efforts are on the beginning developments of a program of research. Awards are granted to researchers whose proposals investigate variables relevant to women's health, obstetric, or neonatal nursing. Studies that are clinically focused and outcome based are a priority. Projects that focus on the nurse's role in delivering cost-effective care in these sub specialties are encouraged and will also be considered. 


AWHONN Every Woman, Every Baby Novice Research Award

AWHONN has offered a research grant funding a novice researcher each year since 2006. The donations are from generous contributions by members to Every Woman, Every Baby. This award assists new researchers to begin a project, launch a pilot study, investigate clinical issues, or complete their graduate student project.   

The following criteria must be met for the Novice Researcher Award, in addition to the requirements listed in the proposal submission guidelines:


  1. The Principal Investigator must have a minimum of a Master's degree or be currently enrolled in a Master's program where they are completing a thesis or clinical research project.
  2. A senior researcher must be identified to serve as a mentor. A letter of support from this mentor must be in the Principal Investigator's proposal submission. The letter should describe this mentor's role in implementation of the project.

Apply Now

The deadline to submit proposals is July 12, 2019.

Learn More about AWHONN’s Research Grant Program

View Past Research Grant Recipients  





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