Donna Algase Dissertation Award

Funding available for eldercare research at FPB

The Donna Algase Dissertation Award is available to current PhD candidates at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Provided by the generous support of the Donna Algase Dissertation Award Endowed Fund, this award will grant two (2) early career investigators up to $1,350 in funding for their early-stage research in the field of eldercare.

Photo of Donna Algase

Case Western Reserve University alumna Donna L. (Muszynski) Algase, PhD (GRS '88, nursing), began her nursing career in pediatric and pediatric intensive care, but found her passion for gerontological nursing and research while completing her bachelor's degree at the University of Toledo.

Widely published on nursing theory, gerontological nursing and dementia research, Dr. Algase developed her nursing knowledge into an entrepreneurial opportunity and began an educational consulting business to deliver in-service and continuing education programs for long-term care facilities with a colleague. An established authority on end of life care and research, read more about Dr. Algase's work and career in her full bio. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.

Applicants for the Donna Algase Dissertation Award should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Current PhD student at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University
  • Actively pursuing early-stage research
  • Have IRB approval for current research or documentation that the study is under IRB review
  • Possess a strong academic record
  • Commitment to a career as a nurse scientist

Previous recipients cannot receive Algase funding a second time.

Applicants can request up to $1,350 for funding of their current IRB-approved research. The proposed research to be funded must relate to the field of eldercare. This is a one-time funding opportunity for current PhD students at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

To Apply

Please complete the award application and upload it via our CFRS Service Request Form as soon as possible for immediate consideration.

Download the Donna Algase Dissertation Award Application