Technical assistance and direction for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program, 2008

The Foundation's Nurse Faculty Scholars program was designed to increase the stature and academic standing of nursing faculty and draw more nurses to teaching careers by creating a cadre of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards to outstanding junior nursing faculty.This grant provides technical assistance and direction for the program. The National Program Office (NPO) will utilize the administrative support services of the Constella Group, through February 2008 to help speed the development of a new NPO and fielding of the program's first Call for Proposals in 2008. During the first year of the technical assistance and direction, the National Program Director will establish the new NPO at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, including recruiting and hiring a Deputy Director and Administrative Coordinator, developing the Web site and related links. The NPO will develop the application process, set up and run both selection meetings and procedures, and work with awardees to organize their grants. The NPO will work closely with the Foundation in developing the roles and responsibilities of the program's National Advisory Committee, including setting up a retreat in January and selection meetings in the spring. The NPO will work with the first cohort of scholars and their mentors and hold their first meeting in the fall. In addition, they will set up the recruitment and application process for the second cohort in the latter half of 2008.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $594,031.00

Awarded on: 11/29/2007

Time frame: 12/1/2007 - 11/30/2008

Grant Number: 62451


Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

525 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, 21205-2110


Jacquelyn C. Campbell
Project Director