Scholarships and Awards

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

Current Initiatives:

Lady with the Lamp Research Grant

NIHD is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Lady with the Lamp Research Grant.

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. 

Proposal Submission Information: Proposals MUST be submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on June 1, 2017. Applications after this date will not be considered. For more information or to download an application please click here. For other questions contact Angela Boyle, Executive Director, at

Leadership Award

NOMINATION CRITERIA COMING SOON. NIHD has adopted a new award program to represent the leadership contributions of one of our members each year. A timeline will soon be posted and we hope to make our first award at the NIHD membership meeting at the 2017 Healthcare Design Expo+Conference!

2017 Healthcare Design Expo+Conference Scholarship

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.

If you are interested, please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION by 11:59pm (EST) on May 22, 2017. Applications received after that date will not be considered.