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.
For consideration, proposals are to be submitted to the
MSU College of Nursing Office of Research and Scholarship (203 Sherrick
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
CONORS will review proposals and select one recipient. Recipient will
be notified no later than May 15th
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.