The Sinclair School of Nursing is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for two PhD fellowship programs.
The purposes of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing reflect a strong commitment to the education, practice, research, service, and extension missions of the Health Science Center and the University.
Scholarships Number and Award:
There are 2 types of scholarships which are:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) funded T32 Health Behavior Science Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
The T32 Health Behavior Science Pre-Doctoral Fellowship provides financial support (stipend, tuition/fees, health insurance, travel to conferences), mentoring and research skill development opportunities to goal-directed, full-time nursing PhD students dedicated to pursuing a research career in health behavior science.
The RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars program provides scholarships, mentoring and leadership development activities, as well as postdoctoral research support to build the capacity of this select group of future nursing leaders.
Financial benefits of being a Future of Nursing Scholar include: tuition and fees waiver for 3 years; medical insurance for 3 years; research, books, travel, and conference support for 3 years; scholar stipend for 3 years. Additional information can be found here. Applications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars positions can be found here.
Education Level & Subject:
Fellowships are available for pursuing Ph.D. programme within the Sinclair School of Nursing.
-Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
-PhD applicants entering with a bachelor’s degree: Bachelor’s degree in nursing from NLNAC, ACEN, CNEA or CCNE-accredited school OR equivalent for non-nurse applicants; 3.3 minimum GPA (4.0 scale). Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements or do not have a cumulative GPA must submit acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the exam must have been taken within the last five years.
-PhD applicants entering with a graduate degree: Master’s or doctoral degree in nursing from NLNAC, ACEN, CNEA or CCNE-accredited school OR equivalent for non-nurse applicants; minimum 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale).
-Non-native English speakers must score at least a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 6.5 on the Academic IELTS. In addition, it is expected that applicants will achieve subsection minimums of no less than 17 on IBT, 52 on PBT or 6.0 on IELTS (subsections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing).
-Native English speakers are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years beyond the test date.
-Current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
-Three (3) professional recommendations
-Personal statement of research goals and interests – Describes what you want to study, who you want to study with, and why you want to study at the Sinclair School of Nursing
-Writing sample (if available; Post-DNP applicants need to include an artifact of their DNP scholarly project)
-Registered Nurse (RN) license – Does not apply to non-nurse Ph.D. applicants; international nursing applicants should submit license from their country
-Satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores within last 2 years (non-native English speaking applicants only)
-MU SSON pre-doctoral training fellowship applications (optional)
How to Apply:
Applicants must complete MU Graduate Studies Online Application click
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) funded T32 Health Behavior Science Pre-Doctoral Fellowship-applications are due February 15, 2018.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Future of Nursing Scholars Fellowship-applications are due March 1, 2018.