AANA Foundation

Applications and Program Information 

FY18 Application Deadlines

 

Award Applications

Janice Drake CRNA Humanitarian Award Application
Deadline:  Closed

This award provides monetary assistance to CRNAs who wish to volunteer and provide anesthesia, education and training in needy areas of the United States or overseas in developing countries. 
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John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Application
Deadline:  Closed

This award is presented to an individual who has made significant contribution to the practice of nurse anesthesia through clinical research. Nominees must be CRNAs who currently are or have been active in anesthesia research and can be nominated by any AANA member. Read More

Rita L. LeBlanc Philanthropist of the Year
Deadline:  Closed

This award is presented to an individual who has gone beyond the call of duty as a supporter of the AANA Foundation by donating time, talent, and direct financial support. The recipient demonstrates a strong philanthropic spirit, and his or her actions motivate others to give of themselves.  Read More

Advocate of the Year Award Application
Deadline:  Closed

This award is presented to an AANA Foundation Advocate for outstanding commitment to the nurse anesthesia profession through individual support to the AANA Foundation and also encouragement of others to do the same. Read More.

CRNA Opportunities

"State of the Science" Poster Presentation
An opportunity for CRNAs and nurse anesthesia students to present their research findings and innovative educational approaches through oral and poster presentations. Research, literature reviews, and innovative, creative techniques in anesthesia are appropriate topics. 

NOTE: If you are not a member of the AANA, please email foundation@aana.com for instructions about non-member submission and the $150 application fee.

Deadline:  Oral Poster - Closed
A $1,000 award accompanies oral poster presentation. 

Deadline:  General Poster - Closed

Doctoral Fellowship
Deadline:  Closed

This fellowship supports CRNAs actively engaged in doctoral studies that evidence a strong commitment to research. Recipients possess the vision to impact the health care system as a doctorally prepared CRNA.
 
Other Doctoral Fellowships
Deadline:  Closed

  • Lorraine D. Dankowski Doctoral Fellowship
  • Florida ANA Practice and Research Doctoral Fellowship
  • Kay Wagner Pennsylvania ANA Practice and Research Doctoral Fellowship

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Deadline:  Closed

Funding will be awarded to CRNAs who, having been awarded the doctorate, are actively involved in the development of a research program. The goal of this program is to support nurse anesthetists who evidence a strong commitment to nurse anesthesia, and are seeking to develop a research program.  

Palmer Carrier, CRNA Fellowship
Deadline:  Closed

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a doctorate degree program at a nationally accredited university to enhance their professional development as a leader in research. Preference is given to applicants who have received candidacy status in their doctoral program. 

General Research Grants
Deadline:  November 1

The General Research application should be used for General Research Grants. The application period is now open for Fall Grant Proposals.
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Open Submission Research Grant
Deadline: Open Submission
The Open Submission Application is to be used for Veterans Administration, Office Based Grants, and the Art Zwerling Grant (research or education in wellness, pain management, and peer assistance/substance use disorder) and may be submitted at any time.

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Board of Trustees Nominations
Deadline:  Closed
 
Doctoral Mentorship Program
Deadline:  Rolling Submission

This program is designed to encourage researchers to build a body of CRNA research. Members of the program are eligible to see the contact information of all participants. Download Application.

Discoveries of Distinction 
Deadline:  Open Submission

The AANA Foundation in cooperation with the AANA NewsBulletin staff has designated a section of the NewsBulletin to research. This section is designated to give readers a very concise summary of research studies conducted by CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists. Discoveries of Distinction .

Student Opportunities

Student Scholarships and Program Verification Form
Deadline: Closed
Scholarships are available to all nurse anesthesia students who are AANA student members and currently enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia program. Students must be in good standing within the attended program and meet the specific scholarship requirements outlined in the application. 

"State of the Science" Poster Presentation
An opportunity for CRNAs and nurse anesthesia students to present their research findings and innovative educational approaches through oral and poster presentations. Research, literature reviews, and innovative, creative techniques in anesthesia are appropriate topics. 

NOTE: If you are not a member of the AANA, please email foundation@aana.com for instructions about non-member submission and the $150 application fee.

Deadline:  Oral Poster - Closed
A $1,000 award accompanies oral poster presentation. 

Deadline:  General Poster - Closed

Program Administrator's Outstanding Student Awards
Deadline:  Open Submission
The Program Administrator's Outstanding Student Awards are presented to a senior nurse anesthesia student in an accredited nurse anesthesia program. The Student Research Project Award, established in 1999, recognizes the student's work in research and commitment to the profession of nurse anesthesia to advance the art and science of anesthesiology. The Student Scholarly Project Award, established in 2016, recognizes the student’s scholarly impactful work through evidence based projects that advance anesthesia care.

Dean Hayden Student Research Scholarship 
Deadline:  Closed
This research scholarship is open to students meeting the following criteria:

  1. Nurse anesthesia student in good academic standing
  2. Member of the AANA.

Student Emergency Educational Grant Program
Deadline:  Open Submission
The Student Emergency Educational Grant Program is intended to support student nurse anesthetists during times of financial hardship. 
Student Emergency Educational Grant Program Information & Application 

Board of Trustees Nominations - Student Member
Deadline:  Closed

Student Advocate Application
Deadline:  Spring Application - Mar 30 | Fall Application - Oct 31
To identify students at 40-50 nurse anesthesia programs, one per state where possible, to work with Board Of Trustees and staff to continue to create a connection, show value, foster member engagement, and build relationships between the AANA Foundation and students in his/her program. Download the application. Student Advocate Application
 
Doctoral Mentorship Program
Deadline:  Rolling Submission
This program is designed to encourage researchers to build a body of CRNA research. Members of the program are eligible to see the contact information of all participants. Download application. 
Doctoral Mentorship Application


Discoveries of Distinction
Deadline:  Open Submission
The AANA Foundation in cooperation with the AANA NewsBulletin staff has designated a section of the NewsBulletin to research. This section is designated to give readers a very concise summary of research studies conducted by CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists.
Discoveries of Distinction

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