RESEARCH AWARDS

The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) offers four awards for completed research, each presented annually at the Fall Nursing History Conference. The Teresa E. Christy Award is to acknowledge the excellence of historical research and writing done while the researcher was a doctoral student. Two of the AAHN awards recognize the work of experienced scholars in nursing history. The Lavinia L. Dock Award is presented to the author of a book noted for its outstanding research and writing. The Mary Adelaide Nutting Award is conferred on the author of a post-doctoral article in the history of nursing. The purpose of the Mary M. Roberts Award is to recognize outstanding original research and writing in an edited book of nursing history. Only AAHN members are eligible to apply for these awards.

All award submissions should be sent to AAHN headquarters, with attention made to the specific award for which you are submitting. All award submissions must be received by May 1st of each year.

AAHN

Attn: (award for which you are submitting)

53 Providence Rd. Mickleton, NJ 08056

If your submission may be sent electronically, please send it to aahn@aahn.org with the specific award for which you are submitting in the subject line. The Mary Adelaide Nutting Award is the only award encouraged to be sent electronically, but the AAHN will accept other award submissions in electronic format.

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SUPPORTING THE AAHN AWARDS PROGRAM

Please support the AAHN Awards and Grants program by donating or buying items at the annual auction or by sending checks payable to "AAHN Awards" to:

AAHN, Inc.
P.O. Box 7
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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TERESA E. CHRISTY AWARD
FOR EXEMPLARY HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

The purpose of the Teresa E. Christy Award is to encourage new nursing history investigators, and to recognize excellence of historical research and writing done while the researcher was in a student status. The Christy Award is given for doctoral dissertations. (Revised dissertations which result in published books generally are submitted for the Lavinia Dock Award).

New scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts in English, that have been completed within the last three (3)years. Submissions may be sent electronically, but print copies are preferred (include 4 bound copies). One submission per author, please.

Selection criteria for the award will be based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of writing demonstrated in the manuscript. Submissions are not returned.

All submissions for the Christy Award should be sent to:
AAHN 
Attn: Christy Award 
53 Providence Rd. Mickleton, NJ 08056

LAVINIA L. DOCK AWARD 
FOR EXEMPLARY HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

The purpose of the Lavinia L. Dock Award is to recognize outstanding research and writing produced by an experienced scholar in nursing history who submits a book.

Scholars are encouraged to submit published books (3 copies) based on original historical research related to the history of nursing. The book must be in English, and must have been written within the last three (3) years. One submission per author, please. Selection criteria for the award are based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of the writing demonstrated. Submissions are not returned.

All submissions for the Dock Award should be sent to:
AAHN
Attn: Dock Award
53 Providence Rd. Mickleton, NJ 08056

MARY ADELAIDE NUTTING AWARD 
FOR EXEMPLARY HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

The purpose of the Mary Adelaide Nutting Award is to recognize outstanding research and writing produced by an experienced scholar or student in nursing history who submits, most often, a post-doctoral research manuscript or article.

Scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts based on original historical research related to the history of nursing. Manuscripts may represent published or unpublished research, must be in English, and must have been written within the last three (3) years. One submission per author, please.

It is recommended that submissions be sent electronically. If you choose to submit printed manuscripts, please send 4 copies. Submissions are not returned.

Selection criteria for the award are based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of the writing demonstrated in the manuscript.

All submissions for the Nutting Award should be sent to:
AAHN 
Attn: Nutting Award 
53 Providence Rd. Mickleton, NJ 08056

Please note that 2006 was the first time the Nutting Award was awarded. Between 2001-2005 two Dock awards were given, one for book, one for manuscript

MARY M. ROBERTS AWARD
FOR EXEMPLARY HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

The purpose of the Mary M. Roberts Award is to recognize outstanding original research and writing in an edited book of nursing history.

Editors are encouraged to submit published edited books (3 copies) based on original research related to the history of nursing.  Books must be in English and have been published in the last three (3) years.  One submission per editor, please.  Selection criteria for award are based on the rigor of the research and quality of the writing of the chapters.  Submissions are not returned.

All submissions for the Roberts Award should be sent to:
AAHN 
Attn: Roberts Award 
53 Providence Rd. Mickleton, NJ 08056

 

DEADLINES

The deadline for awards is May 1 of each year.