The principal investigator for the Conduct & Utilization of Research in Nursing (CURN) Award must be an MNA member in good standing and a registered nurse who is licensed to practice in Michigan and living in the state, and possess or be working on a masters or doctoral degree.
Applications for grants in any amount up to $5,000 will be considered. Applications requesting budgets totaling more than $5,000 will not be reviewed. Recipients will be known as "CURN Scholars"; all publications and publicity must reflect such title and acknowledge the Michigan Nurses Foundation. CURN Scholars will be asked to present their research at the MNA Convention or to write an article for publication in Michigan Nurse describing their research and its implications for nursing practice. An annual interim (progress) report is due October 1 of each year and a final report upon completion of the project. All reports must be in American Psychological Association (APA) fifth addition format. Neither copies of dissertations nor masters theses are acceptable as final reports.
The CURN project is administered by the Michigan Nurses Foundation.