Research and Education Awards

Awards are now open!

Each year the NLN.ON awards up to $7,500.00 in research scholarships and educational bursaries.

Are you an NLN.ON member currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program?  Apply for one of the education awards!

Do you know an amazing nursing leader who has been an inspiration and mentor? Nominate them for the Sue Matthews Exemplary Mentorship Award.

Have a great idea and need some seed money to get it going?  Apply for the Nursing Leadership Innovation Seed Grant.

We encourage all NLN.ON members involved in research, continuing education or who have an innovative idea to apply for our awards.

Please review the Guidelines for Award Applications Toolkit prior to submitting.

**Must be a current NLN.ON member for at least 1 year as of February 2024**

Awards Description Award

Dorothy Wylie Graduate Education Award

NLN.ON members interested in leadership and studying on a full-time basis in a graduate program in nursing.


Part-Time Education Award This award is for NLN.ON members who are interested in leadership and studying on a part-time basis in an undergraduate or graduate program in nursing or a related field.


Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario Research Award

This award is for NLN.ON members who are currently leading a nursing leadership related research study (e.g. student research in support of Master and Doctoral studies, or practice based research).

Nursing Leadership Innovation Seed GrantThis award is for NLN.ON members who are currently in a formal leadership role (e.g. Manager, Director role, etc.). The purpose of the grant is to support the introduction of a small-scale innovation/quality improvement project within your practice setting. $2,500
Sue Matthews Exemplary Mentorship AwardThis peer-nominated award is presented to an NLN.ON member who demonstrates exemplary mentorship in their clinical practice, leadership, or education rolesPlaque


Past Recipients [click here]