Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellowship

The Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellowship, a postdoctoral award, is open to nurses engaged in historical scholarship that advances the field of nursing history. Applications for the $3,000 award are due January 1, 2022, and the recipient will be announced in the spring of 2022. The selected Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellow is expected to present a paper from the funded project in the Bjoring Center's History Forum series within two years of receiving the award.

Selection of the fellow will be based on the scholarly quality of the investigator's project, including the clarity of the project's purpose, its rationale and significance, the rigor of its methodology and questions posed, and its potential contributions to the field of nursing history.

See the Brodie Fellowship Application for more details and specifics. Please download and complete the application. Submit the application and a curriculum vitae to Dominique Tobbell, PhD, by email:

Nurse Practitioner History Research Scholar Award

The Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry invites applications for the Nurse Practitioner History Research Scholar Award for 2022. This award is intended for researchers who are pursuing topics related to the history of nurse practitioners, which is the category of advanced practice nurse first introduced in the United States in the 1960s. Its goal is to advance historical scholarship on nurse practitioners and disseminate it to an international audience.

For the fourth year in a row, a donor has made a generous gift of $5,000. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2022, with the intention that the recipient will use the award the following academic year.


Any student pursuing a DNP or PhD, or an established scholar. This award is not limited to nursing scholars; other historians of medicine and health care are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must provide a full research proposal, including:

  • A concise statement of the research they wish to conduct
  • A narrative describing the project, within the context of the present state of historical knowledge, including background, sources and appropriate citations
  • Identification of resources to be used
  • An itemized budget detailing how the funds will be used
  • A current CV

Proposals and Supporting Materials

Send proposals and supporting materials to Dominique Tobbell, PhD, Director of the Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at the University of Virginia, at Notification of the award will be made by July 1, 2022.

The recipient must agree to provide a research presentation to selected faculty (and the donor, if desired) upon completion of the project. In addition, they must produce a submission-ready paper for publication and a letter of thanks to the donor.