Funded by the Nursing Alumni Association


  • Purpose: To provide summer support for early career investigators on the tenure-track who are employed by UVA School of Nursing
  • Amount: Up to $3,000 is available, and it may be used in conjunction with other SON awards
  • Funding period: June 1 through May 31

Submission process & guidelines

  • Deadline: February 15 of each year
  • Requirements: A clear statement of intent, plan of work, set of deliverables, timeline, evaluation plan, budget, and timeframe must be included in application for funds. This should not exceed ~3 pages.
  • Submission: Please email your application to the Office for Nursing Research with the subject "Nightingale Award".
  • Selection process: The Associate Dean for Research (ADR) together with the Research Committee, reviews all applications. The ADR notifies the recipient and the Executive Director of Development. The Alumni and Development Office will notify the Alumni Council chair and awards coordinator. Evaluation Criteria are linked here. Nightingale Award Evaluation Form

Recipient responsibilities

Submit a final report detailing the outcomes of the project. This final report will be due June 30th, the year after the award is given. Final report should be no longer than 1-2 pages and be emailed to the Office for Nursing Research ,and will be due in June 30 the year after the award is given.

Recipients of the Nightingale award are expected to have a proposal ready for submission to an external funding agency in the year following the award. Recipients are also expected to provide the Executive Director of Development with a written description of the work completed.