Grants & Scholarships

To support nursing research and clinical practice efforts that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for children and their families, the NAPNAP Foundation strives to raise money and provide opportunities for academic advancement and research in the nursing community. The result is a series of grants and scholarships that we make available to NAPNAP members. Check out our past winners.

DNP/PhD Student Scholarships -
Application deadline is August 13, 2021

Description: The NAPNAP Foundation DNP/PhD Student Scholarship supports the education of a pediatric-focused nurse practitioner doctor of nursing practice (DNP) or PhD student who demonstrates the ability to articulate and implement an innovative solution through clinical competence, academic achievement, and leadership, as well as encourage involvement in NAPNAP and promote professional development of the individual student. The recipient will receive a scholarship of $3,000 to be used for educational expenses.  The $3,000 scholarship will be awarded funded by October 1, 2021.  All applicants will be notified By September 10, 2021. The recipient must utilize the scholarship within one year of receiving the award. Any unused monies must be returned to the NAPNAP Foundation in a timely manner. 

To complete the online application: click here. You will be able to create a user ID/password that allows you to complete the application on multiple visits to the site.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Acceptance into or current enrollment in accredited DNP or PhD program (a PNP/FNP enrolled in a post-master’s DNP program, a BSN to DNP program with a focus in pediatrics, or a pediatric-focused PhD program)
  • Must have an expected graduation date within three years or less.
  • The scholarship is selected based on academic and clinical excellence of the following:
    • Must be in good standing academically, GPA of 3.5 to 4.0 (based on 4-piont system)
    • Current member of NAPNAP

Application Requirements:  This is a self-nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  1. Personal statement (400 words or less) addressing the following:
    1. Explain why you enrolled in a DNP or PhD program
    2. Describe your experience in pediatrics.
    3. Describe any leadership/mentorship experience in healthcare related area (professional or volunteer work)
    4. Describe an issue that you feel has significant potential to impact the future practice of pediatrics.
    5. Describe your planned evidence-based project and how completion will impact your patients.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  3. Applicants must submit three letters of support from (1) nursing colleague, (2) a faculty member focused in pediatrics, and (3) program director addressing the applicant’s clinical competence, academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in addressing pediatric healthcare issues.

Responsibilities of Recipients:

  1. Recipients must provide a brief explanation of scholarship expenditures by December 31, 2021.
  2. Recipients must provide a one-page summary on how scholarship furthered recipient’s educational goals by June 30, 2022, including details about course/clinical work, project development, etc.

Questions should be directed to: Past winners are not eligible to apply.

Watch this space! Our 2021 advanced nursing research grant application period will open in the fall. Please note that proof of IRB approval must be included with your grant application so plan accordingly.

General Information

  • All grants and scholarships are dependent upon available funding. Some opportunities are not available every year.
  • Grants and scholarships are available for NAPNAP members only.
  • NIH style biosketch template.
  • Nursing research project grants are solicited during the late summer or early fall. Evaluations and funding typically happen in the fourth quarter of the year. Grants are typically awarded in specific health categories as announced when the application season opens.
  • Grant awardees are required to submit a closure report.
  • Academic scholarships are typically offered in the spring or summer with application evaluation and awarding of funds conducted during the summer or early fall. The application period typically lasts four weeks.