The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is proud to support undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are presenting a project or research with a focus on aging at regional, national and international conferences.

1. Purpose: To fund undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are presenting research or a project at regional, national, and international conferences.

2. Eligibility:

  • UW School of Nursing undergraduate and graduate students in good standing and postdoctoral fellows who have already committed to attending a conference
  • have an accepted abstract
  • travel is while enrolled (students) or appointed (post-doc)
  • applications must be submitted at least 2 months prior to the first day of the conference.

3. Amount of Scholarship: Not to exceed $800. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. We are aware that the scholarship may not fully fund travel.  Funds may only be used for conference registration, travel, accommodations, and/or per diem.  

4. Priority consideration:  To first-time applicants with an accepted research or project presentation.

5. Decision of award notification:  Decision will be communicated by email.

6. Responsibilities of scholarship awardees: Attend conference and give research or project presentation, submit PDF of receipts to the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging within 2 weeks of the conference, and agree to give the presentation and/or share conference learnings at a SON forum.

Review:  All submissions will be reviewed by Basia Belza, Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging.  Review criteria will focus on the following:

  • How conference is related to the students' or post-docs' research, project, or future plans
  • Relevance of presentation to healthy aging
  • Priorities as identified above.
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