The purpose of this award is to recognize the involvement of faculty members in scholarly pursuits. The award is given to faculty members who have made a positive difference in scholarly activities. These activities must advance the teaching, research, and practice of nursing through inquiry that is significant to the profession, is creative, can be documented, can be replicated or elaborated, and can be peer-reviewed.
The award is open to all nursing faculty who teach at Avila University, Research College of Nursing, or William Jewell College and includes a $1,500 honorarium. The nursing program administrator, nursing dean, and/or the appropriate committee should nominate the recipient of the award. Research and presentations/publications must be completed during the year immediately preceding the year the award is given. Faculty members will be eligible for the award once every two years.
Nomination materials must be submitted to the nursing program administrator, nursing dean, and/or appropriate committee by November 1. The nursing program administrator or nursing dean must forward their recommendation to The Research Foundation by January 1.
- Completed Scholarly Achievement Award Nomination Form. Download the Scholarly Achievement Award Nomination Form (PDF).
- A short essay from the nominee that describes how they meet at least one of the three standards, discovery, practice, and integrative, of scholarship in nursing. The essay should not exceed one typed page.
- Copy of the scholarly work (peer-reviewed publications of research, policy analysis, case studies, integrative reviews of the literature and others; copyrights, licenses, patents or products for sale; published books; positive peer evaluations of contributions to integrative scholarship; reports of interdisciplinary programs or service projects; interdisciplinary grant awards; presentations or policy papers designed to influence organizations or governments).
- Curriculum vitae (CV).
- Letter of support from a peer.
Please note all nominations must be submitted by the nursing program administrator. Nomination materials must be submitted to the nursing program administrator, nursing dean and/or appropriate committee by November 1. The nursing program administrator or nursing dean must use the form below to submit the nomination to The Research Foundation by January 1. The system requires that you submit all information at the same time.