BACKGROUND
The Distinguished Research Lectureship Award was instituted at the 1988 Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference sponsored by the Western Society for Research in Nursing (WSRN was merged with the Western Institute of Nursing in 1996). The award recognizes a senior investigator whose research career has made substantial and sustained contributions to nursing.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES 

  1. Each nominee must have a sponsor and co-sponsor. The sponsors must be individual members of WIN or from a WIN organizational member agency.
  2. The online general nomination form (below) must be completed by the primary sponsor.
  3. In addition to the online general nomination form, each nomination must include two (2) completed Distinguished Research Lectureship (DRL) Award Nomination Forms (click here for the form). One form should be completed by the sponsor, and the second form should be completed by the co-sponsor. Both sponsors must complete all sections of the DRL Award Nomination form, and each section is limited to 300 words. The completed DRL Award Nomination Forms should be uploaded to the online general nomination form (below). Do not include vitae or articles; those materials will not be considered.
  4. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Research Lectureship Award are not eligible for consideration. See below for a list of previous recipients.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
The Distinguished Research Lecturer has:

  1. A program of research and an active history of funded research (no specification about the source of funding is required);
  2. A record of publications;
  3. Evidence of mentoring other researchers; and
  4. A history of significant contributions to WIN.

DEADLINE
The completed online nomination form (below) and the completed Distinguished Research Lectureship (DRL) Award Nomination Forms from the sponsor and co-sponsor must be received in the WIN office by Sunday, June 30, 2019.

SELECTION PROCESS
The WIN Program Committee will select the 2020 recipient. All sponsors will be notified of the Committee’s decision in August 2019. The primary sponsor of the award recipient will have the first opportunity to notify the award recipient.

PRESENTATION OF AWARD
The Distinguished Research Lectureship awardee will be recognized in two ways at the annual WIN Conference: at the awards luncheon and at the Distinguished Research Lectureship plenary session. This presentation is approximately one hour in length and addresses the awardee’s research career and contributions to nursing science.

DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH LECTURESHIP AWARD PAPER FOR WIN PROCEEDINGS
The Distinguished Research Lectureship Award recipient is invited to submit a paper to be included in the conference proceedings. The paper should be up to 10 pages, exclusive of references, and is to be submitted to WIN no later than January 31, 2020.

CONFERENCE EXPENSES
WIN is not able to defray registration fees or reimburse travel expenses for the award recipient, sponsor, or co-sponsor.

The previous recipients of this prestigious award are:
1988:    Ramona Mercer, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
1989:    Jeanne Quint Benoliel, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1990:    Agnes Aamodt, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1991:    Patricia Archbold, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
1993:    Nancy Fugate Woods, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1994:    Adeline Nyamathi, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1995:    Joyce Verran, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1996:    Marie Cowan, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1997:    William L. Holzemer, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
1998:    Margaret Heitkemper, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1999:    Marylin Dodd, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2000:    Leona Eggert, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Virginia Tilden, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
2001:    Lillian Nail, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
2002:    Kathleen Dracup, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2003:    Ida M. (Ki) Moore, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2004:    Pamela H. Mitchell, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2005:    Frances M. Lewis, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006:    Christine Miaskowski, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2007:    Maureen Keefe, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2008:    Clarann Weinert, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
2009:    Elaine Adams Thompson, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2010:    Ginette A. Pepper, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2011:    Bernadette Melnyk, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
2012:    Martha J. Lentz, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2013:    Terry A. Badger, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2014:    Deborah Koniak-Griffin, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2015:    Judith Gedney Baggs, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
2016:    Carolyn (Carrie) Merkle, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2017:    Joan Shaver, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2018:    Patricia Butterfield, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
2019:    Paula Meek, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO