Scholarships and Awards

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

Current Initiatives:

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 will grant our first Leadership Award to an individual NIHD member at the annual NIHD membership meeting at 2017 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in Orlando, FL.  

Any current NIHD member may nominate another current NIHD member (excluding current Board Members) by completing the online nomination form. Complete the Nomination Form by August 1st, 2017. One recipient will be announced the first week of September!

Lady with the Lamp Research Grant

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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. 

2017 Healthcare Design Expo+Conference Scholarship

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In collaboration with Industry Sponsors, NIHD is proud to announce the 1st annual scholarship for members for 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. $500.00 will be awarded to three members to use for costs associated with the 2017 Healthcare Design Expo+Conference.