OHSU School of Nursing Hartford Awards: Apply by June 29 (Deadline extended)

The OHSU School of Nursing Hartford Awards support faculty research on healthcare for older adults. The awards will fund pilot studies to assess project feasibility and collect preliminary data for an external grant application.

There are two Hartford Awards accepting applications: The Hartford Award for Research and Practice Program and the Interprofessional Hartford Award for Research and Practice Program.

Who is eligible?

  • For the Hartford Award for Research and Practice Program: Must be SON faculty. Preference is given to interprofessional teams, but they are not required.
  • For the Interprofessional Hartford Award for Research and Practice Program: Open to all faculty, but must have at least a co-investigator from SON. Interprofessional teams are required for this award.
  • For both: Investigators must have a clinical or research doctorate. Preference is given to investigators who completed their degrees within the last ten years, and then to investigators who completed their degrees more than ten years ago and have a developing interest in older adult nursing care. Senior faculty should consider mentoring junior faculty on collaborative studies. Preference is also given to anyone who has never received a Hartford Award.

What kind of research does it fund?

Both Hartford Awards will go to studies focused on improving older adults’ health. The SON recommends considering the NIA’s strategic directions outlined in “Aging Well in the 21st Century: Strategic Directions for Research on Aging.” Both awards are for pilot projects, and an external grant application stemming from the project’s results is expected upon project completion.

How much is the award?

Recipients of both awards will receive a maximum of $25,000 to fund a one-year project.

How do I apply?

Applicants to the SON-specific Hartford Award must work with SON Office of Research Development and Support staff to develop a budget for their applications. Applicants to the Interprofessional Hartford Award are not required to do this but must get institutional approval from their department’s designated signing official in OPAM.

The application deadline is June 29, 2020 (extended from May 18), 5 p.m. PDT. Send applications to Marilyn Sanguinetti, Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence project administrator, at sanguine@ohsu.edu.