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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.



The application cycle for the Millennial Nurse Scholarship is now closed. We will notify all applicants regarding selection in mid April 2019. For questions, please contact us at




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.

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The deadline to submit proposals is July 12, 2019.

Learn More about AWHONN’s Research Grant Program

View Past Research Grant Recipients  



Training Opportunity for Members in Evidence-Based Practice

In 2018, Every Woman, Every Baby awarded 19 AWHONN members with training scholarships to the Advanced Practice Institute: Promoting Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice at the University of Iowa. Check back in 2019 for more training opportunities in EBP. 


The application process for this training program is now closed. We would like to thank all the members who have submitted their applications!




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