Excellence in Nursing Research Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize a member of the Xi Chi Chapter who has achieved excellence in nursing research according to the standards of Sigma Theta Tau International.

All forms must be submitted by October 9


Criteria for Eligibility:

  • The criteria for the Xi Chi Excellence in Nursing Research Award are as follows:
    • Utility of Research- Research has either potentially advanced the health of the public, the continued development of nursing theory, or the practice of nursing.
    • Need for Research- Research was relevant and needed.
    • Research Integrity- Methods and research practices are in agreement with professional standards.
  • Be the principal investigator of research, which was completed within the last 5 years.
  • Recipients of the award within the previous three years are not eligible.
  • Nominees must agree in advance to present results of research at the Xi Chi Distinguished Lectureship event and in the Chapter Newsletter.


  1. Nominees must be an active member of the Xi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Nominees must accept the nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted from Xi Chi members.
  2. Inform the nominee of your nomination and ensure his/her agreement.  Notify the nominee to complete the application form for the Award of Excellence in Nursing Research. As the person making the nomination, complete the following:

    Person making the nomination Name: Address: City/State/Zip: Phone: and the Nominee – Address: City/State/Zip: Phone:

    Title of the Research: and the Justification for the nominee’s research (utility, integrity, and need) qualifies for this award.

    Please submit the above information with a justification to person noted on this webpage.

  3. A completed Application Form for the Award of Excellence in Nursing Research must be received from the nominee by the Awards Committee Chairperson by the date specified.
  4. Submission of applications can be either emailed to the address listed above.

Application Form for:

Nursing-Research-Award form (in Adobe PDF form) – to be completed by nominee.