Newfoundland & Labrador Registered Nurses' Education & Research Trust

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020-2021 funding competition. This year the Trust awarded $43,000 in scholarships, bursaries and research awards. We were unable to hold our annual awards ceremony due to the pandemic.  View a Message from the Trust President to award recipients.

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners, through their contributions to the Trust, ease the financial burden of nursing students enrolled in basic education, and their nursing colleagues who are pursuing professional development and continuing education. Thanks to the continued support of RNs, NPs and some generous donors, the Trust is able to provide funding opportunities that foster nursing knowledge.


Fall Funding Competition

The fall funding competition is now closed. Applicants will be notified whether or not their application is successful following the Awards Committee meetings in November. 

Call for Committee Volunteers 

We are seeking CRNNL members to join the Research Awards Committee. Members of these committees are primarily responsible to review applications and make funding decisions. For more information about the committee, or to volunteer please contact Julie Wells at

Annual General Meeting

The Trust's AGM was held on Thursday June 2, 2022. Meeting materials and the audited financial statements are available on the AGM page.


The Trust is aware that attendance at continuing education events may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as events are cancelled and travel is restricted. We will closely monitor the impact on our continuing education competitions and will look at alternate options to allocate the funding.

Please note that if the number of applications received in the Spring is not sufficient to hold a review meeting, funding decisions for the Spring competition may be deferred until the Fall.  In this situation, applicants will not have to re-submit their application.

If you have questions about your application, please contact the Coordinator at

Canadian Nurses Foundation

The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) has a variety of scholarships available for nurses and nursing students in various levels of practice including baccalaureate programs, masters, nurse practitioner, doctoral, and awards dedicated to internationally educated nurses, and indigenous nurses. Applications will be open January-March 2022. Click Here for more information or to apply.