Brilliant New Investigator Award

Brilliant New Investigator Award

The purpose of the Brilliant New Investigator Award is to recognize the contributions of scientists early in their research careers who show extraordinary potential to develop sustained programs of research, and are certain to have significant impact on the science and the practice of nursing and health care. Nominees must be: active CANS members in good standing for two consecutive years; within 7 years of completion of a research doctorate; and nominated by two current CANS members in good standing. A member in good standing is up to date on current dues payments. An active member’s contributions to CANS include, but are not limited to: service on committees and special interest groups; in a leadership position; as an abstract reviewer; or as a conference session facilitator or conference presenter. Award recipients will be asked to provide remarks at the 2022 State of the Science Conference to be held September 15-17, 2022 at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC, if selected.

The award criteria are:

  • Building research productivity (within the last 5 years) in an area of major significance to nursing and healthcare knowledge;
  • Research dissemination and translation to practice and/or policy with a growing impact on nursing and other disciplines;
  • Emerging leadership related to nursing science advancement; and
  • Demonstrated support for diversity, equity, and inclusion practices through research.

Nomination requirements:

  1. Nominee’s and nominators’ contact information (name, work address, e-mail address, phone number);
  2. A 100-word narrative statement summarizing the nominee’s accomplishments/contributions (to be used in the conference program if the nominee is selected);
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV) of nominee;
  4. Statements from two nominators who must be current CANS members (not to exceed more than 500 words each) that address the criteria described above.

Completed applications are due by April 15, 2022. Nomination materials should be submitted electronically through the Survey Monkey Submission Form. Nominees can expect to be notified in June 2022. Please direct questions to the Academy’s Chief Program Officer Lauren Inouye at [email protected].

2020 Awardee

Teresa Brockie, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

Dr. Teresa Brockie is a member of the A’aniniiin Nation – Fort Belknap Reservation, Montana, and a 3rd-year tenure-track Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with a Joint Appointment as an Associate Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center for American Indian Health. She is one of 25 Native Americans in the US with a PhD in Nursing and one of six inducted to the American Academy of Nursing. Her research focuses on achieving health equity through community-based prevention and intervention of suicide, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences among vulnerable populations. She is a principal investigator or co-investigator on several projects including two R01s.

Click here to watch the 2020 awards presentations and Q&A.