Nursing Research Award

Nursing research awards are available annually to RNs practicing in NL to support or assist them to carry out nursing research in practice, education or administration. The awards provide seed money for:

  • developing a proposal,
  • conducting a pilot or other small study, and
  • further development of an ongoing research project.

Value: up to $2,500
Application Deadline: October 15th

Who Can Apply

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • be a member in good standing with CRNNL, 
  • hold a practicing license.
  • Applicants can only be PI or Co-PI on one application per funding year (April - March).

Note: Students in Master's or Doctoral education programs who are conducting research specifically in nursing may apply if the above criteria are met.

How to Apply

Applications must be completed online. There are two forms for this application:

  • The team members form contains information about the project team.
  • The resume form contains specific resume information for the project's Principal Investigator (PI).
  • The project form contains information about the research project.
  • The budget form contains information about the expenses to be covered by the Trust and other funding for the project.

Please note that each PI must complete a resume form if there is more than one associated with the project. Also note that the Research Award Committee will not accept resumes or CVs in place of the resume form.

It is not possible to save the online application form. The application must be completed in one browsing session. Note that it is possible to copy and paste the information from another document (e.g., Word) directly into the web form.

Supporting Documentation

You are required to provide additional documentation to support your application. The Application Requirements document outlines the supporting documentation that must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete.

A Supporting Documentation Checklist is available to assist with ensuring your application is complete and meets the requirements.

All supporting documentation must be received at CRNNL House by the application deadline.

Supporting Documentation can be emailed to or mailed to:
Newfoundland & Labrador Registered Nurses' Education and Research Trust
c/o CRNNL House
1033 Topsail Road
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5E9

Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selecting Recipients

The Research Award Committee coordinates a peer review of the proposals. This Committee reports to the Trust Awards Committee. All proposals are reviewed through the peer review process for (in order):

  • scientific merit,
  • potential contribution to the profession of nursing,
  • feasibility,
  • clarity, and
  • relevance.

Please note:

  • Candidates successful in obtaining funds from other sources may be asked to accept the alternate funding.
  • Only those projects that fall within the fundable range will be considered for funding.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have not received a nursing research award from the Trust in the past two (2) years.

Have Questions?

Please see the Tips & FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions and advice on completing your application. If the information you require is not listed there, please use the Online Contact Form to send us your question.