HFSA Nursing Research Leadership Award

The purpose of the HFSA Nursing Research Leadership Award is to recognize extraordinary achievement and excellence in nursing that improves outcomes of patient with heart failure.

Supported by Cytokinetics

HFSA’s Nursing Research Leadership Award honors those with extraordinary achievement and excellence in nursing science that improves outcomes of patients with heart failure. Eligible applicants must be PhD-prepared nurse scientists who have demonstrated outstanding contributions and exemplary leadership in nursing research. Applicants must be actively involved in improving and disseminating HF outcomes, nationally and internationally, along with serving as mentors to future HF scientist leaders.


 

2021 Award Information

  • Deadline for Submission:  June 30, 2021

  • Notification to Award Winner:  Early July 2021

Complete the Submission Requirements below to submit a nomination.

Awardee will receive: 

  • $1,000 USD
  • Complimentary registration to the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
  • Participation in an award presentation during the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
Eligibility

Candidates must be:

  • A PhD-prepared nurse scientist who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and exemplary leadership in nursing research 
  • Must be an HFSA member continuously for two years

Candidates cannot be: 

  • HFSA Nursing Committee members
  • A past winner of this award

Nomination Process:

Candidates can either self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague. Previous applicants can reapply (new application is required). 

Evaluation Criteria

1. Provides evidence of significant contributions to HF nursing science
Examples:

  • Leads interdisciplinary research teams as the principal investigator on funded research studies
  • Receives awards recognizing contributions to the field of HF research

2. Leads or contributes to the development new or unique projects or forums that contribute to the growth and development of others
Examples:

  • Evidence of active mentoring of future HF scientists

  • HF symposia, workshops development

  • Innovative educational programs about HF patient care

3. Contributes actively to improving HF outcomes by serving as a volunteer in regional, national, or international HF efforts
Examples:

  • Regional, national, and/or international committee work related to HF nursing research and improving HF outcomes

  • Consulting with other institutions or companies supporting HF research.

4. Disseminates HF research findings to interdisciplinary and lay audiences
Examples:

  • Robust record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Editor/Editorial Board member
  • Invited speaker at national and international conferences
Submission and Nomination Requirements

Please include the following materials when submitting a nomination. All submissions must be emailed directly to Sharon Atterbury (satterbury@hfsa.orgwith "HFSA Nurse Award Nomination" in the subject line.

Self-Nominee:

  1. Cover letter including contact information of nominee (name, address, fax, phone, e-mail).
  2. A detailed summary of accomplishments should address each of the evaluation criteria.  Summary to be single spaced, 1-inch margins, and not to exceed two pages.
  3. CV or resume
  4. Two letters of support from colleagues (maximum length 2 pages)

Nominated by a colleague:

  1. Cover letter from nominator including contact information of nominee (name, address, fax, phone, e-mail).
  2. A detailed summary of accomplishments should address each of the evaluation criteria.  Summary to be single spaced, 1-inch margins, and not to exceed two pages.
  3. Second letter of support from another individual (maximum length 2 pages)
  4. Nominee CV

NOTE: Please make sure all submission requirements are included. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

2020 HFSA Nursing Research Leadership Award Winner
Past Award Winners

2019 – Kathleen L. Grady, PhD, APN, FHFSA

2018 – Nancy Albert, PhD, FHFSA, 

2017 –  Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN 

2016 – Lisa Rathman, MSN

 

Questions?

If you have questions about either HSFA nursing award, please contact Sharon Atterbury at satterbury@hfsa.org.