Grant Recipients

MNRS Applauds the 2020 Grant Recipients:


MNRS Dissertation Founder’s Circle Endowment Grant

Laura Beth Kalvas, MS, BSN, RN, PCCN
The Ohio State University
Sleep Disruption and Delirium in Critically Ill Children


MNRS Advocate/Aurora Health Dissertation Grant

Alexandra Nowak, JD, BSN
The Ohio State University
Neighborhood Disorder and Epigenetic Regulation of Stress Pathways in Preterm Birth


MNRS CANS Dissertation Grant

Jennifer Kowalkowski, RN, MPH
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Examining the role of social support networks in farmer health


MNRS Dissertation Joseph & Jean Buckwalter Grant

Ashjan Babgi, MSN
Wayne State University
Exploration of Help-Seeking Among Arab-American Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence

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MNRS Seed Grant

Yun Jiang, PhD, RN, MS
University of Michigan
Tolerance of Toxicities of Oral Anticancer Agents among Older Adults with Advanced Cancers

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STTI Research Grant

Katie Donahue, MSN
Saint Louis University
Experience of First-Time Breastfeeding in Rural Mothers

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ANF Research Grant

Grant Pignatiello, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
A Biobehavioral Exploration of Family Intensive Care Unit Syndrome

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MNRS Mentorship Grant Past Recipients

 This Grant has been Discontinued.


Grant extension requests are common. Typically, there is no cost involved in the extension; it’s simply an extension of the deadline. The recipient should complete the Grant Extension Request form summarizing the request and indicating the the new deadline request and the Grant Extension Request – Budget & Time form.  These completed documents should be emailed to  Once approved by the President in consultation with the Grants Committee Chair(s), grant recipients will receive an email response and letter with the formal approval.


If you are a grant recipient and have completed or are nearing the end of your term, please complete the Final Report form.