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RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by offering mentorship, leadership training, as well as salary and research support to junior faculty. To be eligible, potential Nurse Faculty Scholars must be junior faculty with a research doctorate in Nursing and currently hold a tenure-track position. 

The grant offers up $350,000 across a three-year project period. 

This program is complex, highly competitive, and requires identification of a faculty mentor outside of nursing.  Deadlines are typically in February.  However, because of the complexity of this program, it is not at all too early to begin planning for a proposal submission.  Please see Andrea Buford, Research Development Specialist for the College of Health and Human Sciences, as soon as possible.  You can find more information about this competition at: http://www.nursefacultyscholars.org/prospective-scholars

For an extensive list of grant deadlines and program descriptions, visit to the Grants Resource Center (GRC). GRC publishes an upcoming "Deadlines" list each month. Various Fellowships are included. To access GRC, you must be linked to an NIU server.  A proxy login is available; contact your Research Development Specialist for off-campus login information.

Please note that NIU faculty and staff may not be eligible to apply for all the programs listed at the GRC site; some may have geographic limitations or be targeted to medical schools, minority institutions, etc.  Check individual agency sites for detailed guidelines of a particular listing, or contact your Research Development Specialist for assistance in determining eligibility for a funding opportunity.