International Awards for Nursing Excellence | Research

Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research (Founders Award)

Purpose

The Founders Awards offer homage to the six founding nurses of STTI and the director of nursing at Indiana University for their insights in 1922 that advanced scholarship, leadership, research, and practice. The awards recognize extraordinary excellence. 

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Emerging Nurse Researcher Award

Purpose

The purpose of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Emerging Nurse Researcher Award is to recognize a nurse researcher from each of the global regions whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. 

Note: This award runs on a separate timeline, with entries being accepted from July to December each year. The award presentation is held during the International Nursing Research Congress. 

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The Episteme Award

Purpose

The Baxter International Foundation’s Episteme Award acknowledges a major break-through in nursing knowledge development that has resulted in a significant and recognizable benefit to the public.

The Baxter International Foundation generously provides a US $15,000 stipend to the award recipient. In the tradition of the Nobel Prize, The Episteme Award is presented to a person or team for highly significant research. The Episteme Laureate will be the keynote speaker at convention.  

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Evidence-Based Practice Award 
in collaboration with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Purpose

The Evidence-Based Practice Award is the process of integrating knowledge and clinical experience to achieve excellence in nursing practice. It is characterized by a high level of curiosity, critical thinking, continuous learning, reflective practice, and the ability to seek and use a spectrum of interdisciplinary resources in care delivery.

The Evidence-Based Practice Award, formerly known as the Clinical Scholarship Award, was established in 1997 to recognize a nurse, group of nurses or organization who is self-motivated and foster a practice environment that promotes and values creativity, questioning, data-based decision making, access and synthesis of new knowledge, and the use of innovations to improve practice and clinical outcomes.

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International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Purpose

The purpose of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is to recognize nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national and/or international recognition for their work and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. 

Note: This award runs on a separate timeline, with entries being accepted from July to December each year. The award presentation is held during the International Nursing Research Congress. 

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Research Dissemination Award

Purpose

The Research Dissemination Award recognizes an individual or group who has made a major contribution to the dissemination of research for use in clinical nursing practice, education, administration, research, and/or public knowledge.

Dissemination of research findings refers to a systematic effort or project that is directed toward making the essentials of completed research available to nurses or to the public in an accessible and usable format. 

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Research Dissertation Award

Purpose

The Research Dissertation Award recognizes a nurse whose doctoral dissertation is exceptionally meritorious and exemplifies high standards of scholarship and knowledge development. The recipient is required to have completed (defended) a dissertation between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016.

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