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The Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF) supports its namesake’s belief that all nurses should have access to education and the opportunity for professional development. Donations raised will exclusively fund the AMWF grant program.

The grant awards include funds to

AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference Grant

The AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference Grant is awarded to provide financial assistance to neuroscience and stroke nursing professionals to advance their career by receiving funding to attend the AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference. This grant can be used towards the registration fee for the conference. The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit for the 2023 AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference Grant is May 31, 2023. View a previous grant recipient's application as an example.  Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This year the Stroke Conference Grants will be presented in honor of the late Lynn Hundley. Lynn was a very active member of AANN, ABNN, and AMWF. She served as President for ABNN where she helped launch the SCRN Certification, she served as a Director-at-Large for AANN and President of AMWF. She was a System Stroke Director at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, the location for the 2023 Stroke Conference. She was a renowned expert in stroke care and education. Lynn was loved by her fellow nurses, her patients and their families, her co-workers, and colleagues. Lynn advocated for neuro patients with high standards for their care and served as a role model and teacher. She was always willing to take time to answer questions and share her knowledge. Lynn’s kindness, humble demeanor, tenacity, and genuine love for people not only saved lives through her work, but touched, inspired, and changed lives. Lynn sadly passed away from a Glioblastoma on November 15, 2022.

Virtual International Neuroscience Nursing Research Symposium Grant

The Virtual International Neuroscience Nursing Research Symposium (INNRS) Grant is awarded to neuroscience nursing professionals to provide financial assistance to attend the Virtual Annual International Neuroscience Nursing Research Symposium. The grant is valued at $150 which can be used for the registration fee. The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit for the 2022 INNRS Grant has passed. View a previous grant recipient's application as an example. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CNRN/SCRN Recertification Grant

The CNRN/SCRN Recertification Grant is open to CNRN and SCRN certificants with an expiration date of December 31, 2022 and who will apply for recertification by the December 31 deadline. The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit for the 2022 Recertification Grant has passed. View a previous grant recipient's application as an example. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AANN Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference Grant

The Annual Conference Grant is awarded to a neuroscience nurse to provide financial assistance to attend the AANN Annual Conference.  The grant is valued at $750 which can be used for registration, special sessions, and/or travel & hotel expenses. The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors. 

The deadline to submit applications is now closed. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Attending the annual meeting in Denver reminded me that neuroscience nursing is a unique niche and that we should be proud of our specialty. Interacting with other nurses at the conference inspired me to start a local chapter to promote further education and professionalism among neuroscience nurses. Our patients and their families look to us for information. I want to help my coworkers gain more knowledge and feel more empowered.
Less than two months after returning from the national conference, I held a meeting with thirty nurses from various units all interested in forming a local AANN chapter. The Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation travel grant not only allowed me to attend the meeting, but ultimately will have an impact on my local area as I begin our own local chapter." -Tracey Keeley, BSN, RN, SCRN, CNRN, Neurosurgey unit of the University of Virginia Medical Center

Research Grant

The AMWF Research Grant is awarded to a neuroscience nurse to provide financial assistance to neuroscience nursing research projects that address the clinical practice, educational, certification, or administrative dimensions of neuroscience nursing. The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit applications is now closed. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to download the Research Grant Quarterly Report Template.

Collaborative ARN and Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation Research Grant 

ARN’s Advancing Science and Practice Committee requests applications for grant support for quality improvement (QI) projects that are based on the best available evidence and seek to improve rehabilitation outcomes for patients with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Proposed projects should have the potential to change systems of care within an organizational structure. This request for applications is not seeking research proposals. This call is funded by the RNF. Maximum funding available is $1,000 per recipient. Application deadline is June 1, 2023. 
Grant requirements, guidelines, and further details can be found in the application form.  Apply here.

AANN Neuroscience Advanced Practice Provider (Neuro-APP) Educational Conference

The Neuro-APP Grant is awarded to neuroscience nursing professionals to provide financial assistance to attend the Neuroscience Advanced Practice Provider (Neuro-APP) Educational Conference in January 2023. The grant is valued at $575 which can be used for registration, special sessions, and/or travel and hotel expenses. The total number of awards and amount of each award will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit for the Neuro-APP Conference Grant has passed. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ABNN Certification Grant

The ABNN Certification Grant is awarded to neuroscience nurse professionals to provide financial assistance to those who have not yet obtained the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) or Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) credential. 

ABNN Certification Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Receiving this grant and subsequently passing the exam, has allowed me the opportunity to showcase the true importance of receiving a specialty certification in my area of expertise and additionally, encourage fellow nurses to also strive to attain certification in stroke care. The knowledge gained through studying for the exam and confidence in knowing I am a stroke certified nurse has provided additional confidence in the work I do each day in striving to improve stroke care for my organization." - Heather DiCristina BSN, RN, SCRN, Stroke Nurse Navigator, Geisinger Medical Center

AANN Certificate Program for the Seizure and Epilepsy Healthcare Professional Grant

The Certificate Program for the Seizure and Epilepsy Healthcare Professional Grant is awarded to provide financial assistance to neuroscience nursing professionals seeking to earn the Seizure & Epilepsy Certificate to further their education and professional development.

Certificate Program for the Seizure and Epilepsy Healthcare Professional Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AANN Membership Grant

The AANN Membership Grant is awarded to provide financial assistance to neuroscience nursing professionals seeking or renewing AANN membership to further their education and professional development.

Membership Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AANN New Chapter Grant

The AANN New Chapter Grant is awarded to provide startup funding for AANN chapters in development or newly formed AANN Chapters (2 years or less). Funding can be used as a starting balance for a bank account, or for a project/program for a newer chapter.

New Chapter Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Strategic Partnerships

AMWF works closely with neuroscience organizations such as AANN, ABNN, and the World Federation of Neuroscience Nursing (WFNN).

Foundation Driven Studies

AMWF encourages grant recipients to share findings from their research at the AANN Annual Conference. Contact the AANN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about submitting an abstract or poster presentation for the annual conference.