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TONL Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Implementation Grant!

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of research goals and financial need.

To qualify, an applicant must meet the criteria below:
  • Applicant must be a TONL member.
  • Applicant must demonstrate community service involvement.
  • Applicant must submit one recommendation by nursing faculty or nurse leader within applicant's organization.
  • Applicant must submit the Proposal Application in the format designated.
  • Grant recipients must agree to submit annual progress reports by December 31st of each year the project in in progress as well as a final report within 90 days of completion. Guidelines for submission of these reported will be provided to the grant recipient. The final report guidelines request a summary of results and abstract suitable for posting online in the TONL Newsletter and the TONL Website to promote dissemination of findings. Results may also be distributed via email to TONL Members.
  • Applicants are only eligible to receive a maximum of one grant per year. Grants are awarded for one year at a time. You may apply multiple years, but you must reapply. Grants do not automatically renew.


All applications must be submitted using TONL Online Grant Application Form (linked below). ONLY grant applications submitted electronically will be accepted.

You will be asked to please submit a proposal at the end of the question and answer section. Click here for the details of the proposal submission.

If you have any questions or need additional information please notify: Dr. AJ Stephens, DNP, MBA/HCA, RN-BC, CMSRN, NEA-BC, Chair, TONL Scholarship Committee at

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 30, 2020.

Apply Today!

2018 Recipient

Shelly Brown - pic Shelley Brown-Cleere, MSN, RN

Shelley Brown-Cleere, MSN, RN received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, and her Master of Science in Nursing – Health Care Systems Management from Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans Louisiana. She also holds an Advanced Heath Care Leadership Certificate from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Shelley is a veteran nurse and has served in a variety of leadership positions. She has served in her current position as Director of Neuroscience Services for UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2006 and is responsible for clinical operations of the neuroscience program. She is a member of American Nurse Association, Texas Nurse Association, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Association for Rehabilitation Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society.