Conference Attendance Grant

Grant to support attendance at the National NAPNAP  Conference

Eligibility: Applicants must be members in good standing 
Topic of Essay: Why do you believe you deserve the award and how will you contribute to the chapter after the conference? 
Evaluation criteria and procedures: Essays (500 words or less) will be evaluated blindly based on clarity of question response, potential for contribution to the chapter, and professionalism, by at least 2 members of the Grants committee or Executive committee whose scores will be averaged. In the event of a tie score, another member of the executive committee will be asked to score the submissions, and the essays will be ranked again as needed. Members of the Executive Board are ineligible.
Responsibility of Recipient: The grantee agrees to participate actively as a volunteer on a Chapter Committee for one year after the award. 
Due Date:  January 1 each year via email to the Grants Chair, or Chapter email:
Notification: Prior to the early registration deadlines for the National Conference
Award: Receipts from the National Conference, up to $1000 will be submitted to the Treasurer for reimbursement. 
For questions related to grant submissions, please contact Grants Chair, Jennie Ryan at

Kathy Falkenstein Memorial Grant
This grant is offered to honor Kathy Falkenstein, a long time Chapter member and mentor to many pediatric nurse practitioners. 
The goal of the Kathy Falkenstein Memorial Grant is to fund clinical research or projects which improve pediatric nurse practitioner practice and or promote viability of the nurse practitioner role. 
The purpose is to stimulate clinical research or innovative clinical projects by chapter members, to encourage collaborative efforts among Chapter members, and may include any clinical area in which pediatric nurse practitioners practice. 
The award: A maximum of $1000 per grant, awarded once per year
Deadline for submission: February 15 each year
Date of award: Chapter's Annual Spring Brunch
Evaluation Procedure: Research/projects will be evaluated based on: 
potential to impact child health care and PNP practice, feasibility, scientific merit, innovative clinical research, soundness of budget,
 results that would lead to professional publication or news media coverage.
Responsibilities of Award Recipients: The individuals or group receiving the grant will present the results to chapter members at the local conference meeting one year from the receipt of the award.  PADelVAL Chapter of NAPNAP must be credited for the financial support in all published outcomes or presentations.

For questions related to grant submission contact Jennie Ryan at