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Patricia G. Archbold Predoctoral Scholar Award
2014 Patricia G. Archbold Predoctoral Scholar Award
The goal of the NHCGNE Scholar Award program is to increase academic gerontological nursing capacity in the United States by increasing the number of well-prepared gerontological nursing faculty. NHCGNE Scholars, in collaboration with their mentors, will implement a tailored professional development plan which supports development of new competencies and enhanced effectiveness as an academic leader. The program also focuses on the development of academic leadership in gerontological nursing through:
The program is committed to advancing qualified applicants from underrepresented minority groups to improve the nation’s ability to provide culturally inclusive care to its increasingly diverse aging population. Members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.
This program is designed to support 2 years of doctoral work for nurses committed to careers in academic gerontological nursing. Awards will total $100,000 ($50,000 per annum) to each selected Archbold Scholar with the requirement that 10% of that amount be contributed by the institution where the scholar is located. This contribution may be in the form of tuition waivers, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, grants-in-aid or scholarships. Neither in-kind support nor student loans are acceptable as matching funds. No indirect costs are allowed to the school and waivers of these indirect costs cannot be considered matching funds.
Applicants may also request an additional $5,000 Mayday Award if research focuses on pain in older adults, which may be used over the two year term.
If selected, Scholars must:
Criteria Considered in Selection of Scholars
Detailed guidelines for preparing the application are part of the Scholar Application Checklist.
March: NHCGNE Selection Committee reviews all completed applications submitted by the stated deadline then selects a panel of candidates. All applicants are advised of decisions as soon as possible, typically by the first week in May.
July: Award program officially begins July 1, 2014
The Gerontological Society of America
1220 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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