Submission Start Date: Ongoing - OPEN
Nomination/Application Deadline: ONGOING

Through the Hobdell Research Grant the ACNN funds projects focused on identifying and improving nursing practice and care in the pediatric neurosciences. The fund is open to applications throughout the year.

If you have any questions that are not answered there please contact Gretchen Heckel, RN at

Submission Requirements:

  • Nominees must be a current member of ACNN Click Here to Apply for Membership
  • Nominations can be made by anyone who is familiar with the nominee’s professional qualifications
  • All applications must be complete to be considered
  • Faxed or mailed copies will not be accepted

Review Process:

  1. The review is blinded. Each application will be assigned a review number by the Chair of the Awards Committee. 
  2. Applications will then be distributed to the ACNN Award Committee for review.
  3. Review will be conducted in accordance with criteria approved by the ACNN Board.  ACNN seeks to have diversity amongst its CNS Education Travel Award for ACNN Members recipients in any given year. 
  4. ACNN Board approves awards based on recommendations from the Committee.
  5. The level of funding for each award will be at the discretion of the ACNN Board of Directors and dependent upon available funds.  

Phone Inquires: Amy Vierhile, RN, MS, PPCNP-BC, 585- 275-4762 or email

Nomination form: