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College of Nursing Office of Research & Scholarship
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173560
Bozeman, MT 59717-3560

Tel: (406) 994-2783
Fax: (406) 994-6020
Location: 203 Sherrick


College of Nursing
> CONORS > Internal Research Grants
Dr. Helen Jacobsen Lee Endowment for Rural Nursing Research


Montana State University graduate and undergraduate nursing students, nursing faculty, and alumni interested in conducting rural nursing research are eligible to apply. One $500 award is given per year.

Helen Lee Application in MS Word

For consideration, proposals are to be submitted to the MSU College of Nursing Office of Research and Scholarship (203 Sherrick Hall 994-2783).

The proposal should be no more than 2 pages (can be single spaced) and contain:

1) A brief summary of the project (aim, statement of significance, conceptual framework, method, data analysis) including where the applicant is in terms of the timeline of the project, perceived outcome of the project, plan to disperse information gained from project, what the project has accomplished thus far (if it has been started) and how the project addresses rural nursing research.

2) Budget for the project and how the applicant plans to spend the money if received.

3) A brief bio-sketch (including where you are from, how far along you are in school (if a student), and your future plans after graduation and/or research is completed.

4) Separate, supporting letter(s) from faculty/research sponsor (if a student). Applicants are encouraged to submit for funding during any phase of their research process.

Call for Proposals

Call for proposals: Sept. 1
Deadline for submissions: Oct. 15
Notification of Awards: made by Nov. 1 
Funding starts Nov 15 and is for one year

Selection Process

CONORS will review proposals and select one recipient. Recipient will be notified no later than May 15th


  • At the end of the funding period, the recipient will provide:

    1. A written report discussing how the money was utilized, the status of the project, and outcomes.
    2. An abstract for the publication, Notes on Nursing Research.

Helen Jacobsen Lee Biography Information

Dr. Lee is an MSU College of Nursing faculty member, located at the Missoula Campus. She is presently teaching rural nursing and theory courses in the graduate program. Her research interests are in rurality, rural nursing theory, hardiness, perceived health, functional assessment and quality of life at end-of-life. She is the editor of Conceptual Basis for Rural Nursing, published by Springer in 1998.


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