Nurses are critical members of PD care teams. There is great need for Parkinson’s-experienced nurses on the front lines of care. The Parkinson’s Foundation recognizes the value of nurses who are educated in Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, the Parkinson’s Foundation is sponsoring seed grant funding intended to support EJS VNF Scholars. This award is known as the Nurse Faculty Award. Apply September 10 – October 22, 2021.
This award supports up to a maximum of $10,000 for three (3) alumni to take their EJS VNF Program independent project to the next step or to explore expanding another idea that would enhance their ability to teach about Parkinson’s or increase learning of Parkinson’s disease among nurses, students, or patients. Only EJS VNF Scholars who have completed their Independent Project may apply. When applying, please address the scope of impact that your project will have on the PD community, for instance, distinguish if an immediate vs long term impact, or research vs community impact project. The Grant Awardee will also be matched with a Nurse Mentor, for a period of one-year, to offer guidance, support and encouragement to help cultivate the development of the project.
Level of Support
The Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award is for a maximum of $10,000 a year. Up to 10% of the award total, i.e., $1,000, may be used to defray indirect costs. Salary support is permitted.
This award is open to EJS VNF Scholars who completed their Independent Project only.
The application process will be open from Friday, September 10 through Friday, October 22, 2021. Review will take place in November and notices of award will go out in December 2021.