Call for Applications Vera Roberts Endowment 2020


CAHN-ACHN – Vera Roberts’ Research Award

Call for Applications

The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN-ACHN) invites applications for the Vera Roberts’ Endowment (VRE).  The VRE provides funding to qualified investigators for historical research and publication of topics related to outpost nursing or nursing in remote areas with priority given to circumpolar regions (defined as “North of 60 degrees parallel” for Canada). Eligible applicants include: graduate and post-doctoral students, established researchers in nursing history, and persons with informal experience in historical research.

Application forms are available here and must be accompanied by a detailed proposal, curriculum vitae, and all other necessary documents. Please refer to the Guidelines for Nursing History Proposals.

Applications must be submitted electronically by March 31, 2020. Questions and completed applications can be sent to Dr. Geertje Boschma, University of British Columbia at

For more on the life and work of Vera Roberts check out:
McPhail, J. & Zymantas, J. “Working in Northern Canada as a Nurse: The Life of Vera Roberts”. The Proceedings of the 17th Annual History of Medicine Days, March 7-8th, 2008 Health Sciences Centre, Calgary, AB.