Honoring a `73 BSN graduate, this award supports clinical research aiming to improve patient care

  • Purpose: endowed to honor the life and career of Katharine M. Donohoe, a 1973 BSN graduate of the School of Nursing who passed away in 2000, this annual award supports clinical research projects in the School of Nursing
  • Amount: up to $3,000
  • Eligibility: open to graduate nursing students, nursing faculty, and groups of nursing faculty and/or graduate nursing students and nurse clinicians. Preference is given to these types of partnerships, and in particular those that include UVA Medical Center clinicians. Non-tenure track faculty members, new investigators, and DNP students are especially encouraged to apply.

Submission process & guidelines

  • Submission guidelines: research projects should focus on clinical nursing research focused on testing clinical practices to improve patient care. Preference is given to projects that explore chronic health conditions. In addition to stating the purpose of the research project and naming the chronic health condition of focus, a statement of how testing particular clinical practices might improve patient care is also required.
  • Please review the criteria used for evaluating proposals: Research Committee Review Criteria
  • Submit your award proposal electronically
  • Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Intramural funding overview

Recipient responsibilities: submit a final report detailing outcomes of the project. This final report will be due June 30 the year after the award is given.

Previous recipients

  • 2017: team including Cathy Campbell, Kendal De Ridder, Van Elliott Griffith 
  • 2015: Genevieve Beaird & Tina Brashers
  • 2014: Jessica Malpass