Scholarships and Awards

NIHD is proud to offer our membership various scholarship and award opportunities! 

Current Annual Initiatives:

Lady with the Lamp Research Grant

The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design is excited to announce the recipient of our 2017 Lady with the Lamp Research Grant! Jeri Brittin, PhD of HDR Architecture has been selected as the recipient for her team's study titled Evaluation of New Nebraska Community Hospital Facilities: Nurse Perspectives and Patient Outcomes in Centralized vs. Decentralized Nursing Units. 
NIHD is excited to support research that supports the creation of evidence to inform the built environment. Furthermore, Brittin and her team's study will be an important contribution to the nursing profession as we work to create health promoting spaces for all healthcare constituencies. Congratulations!

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Proposal Requirements: The principal investigator must be a registered nurse (other team members may be from other professions). • NIHD will accept applications for masters’ theses or doctoral dissertations only if the proposal has been approved by the principal investigator’s thesis or dissertation committee. If the proposal has not been successfully defended, the application will be considered ineligible. • Principal Investigators (PI) are limited to one application per year. • One grant of $1,000 will be awarded. 

Leadership Award

NIHD may grant the Leadership Award to an individual contributing noteworthy clinical and inter-professional leadership in the areas of innovative design improvements in healthcare environments on an annual basis. NIHD granted our first Leadership Award to Debbie Gregory at the annual NIHD membership meeting at 2017 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in Orlando, FL. 

Healthcare Design Expo+Conference Scholarship

In collaboration with Industry Sponsors, NIHD is proud to offer scholarship opportunities to assist members to attend the Healthcare Design (HCD) Expo+Conference!

This scholarship was created to allow for NIHD members to become more engaged within the organization, by attending our annual meeting and activities at HCD and connecting with our members face-to-face. More information will be released in July 2018.