State of the Science Lectureship

2019 Award Recipient

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To facilitate the advancement of oncology nursing science through the synthesis of current research on a specific cancer care symptom, outcome, or issue. The recipient will present a lecture at the ONS Annual Congress that synthesizes and critiques the current research, identifies areas in which more research is critically needed, and proposes how multidisciplinary research can advance the science.


A $1,000 award, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress

Eligibility Criteria 

Nurse scientists at all levels of professional development are invited to apply for this prestigious lectureship. The nominee must be an ONS member. Candidates must be able to adapt their lecture to article format for publication in the Oncology Nursing Forum. The manuscript should be submitted for review and possible publication.

Application Materials 

A 600-word abstract is required.

Nomination Deadline Notice

ONS uses a vendor-supported online program for all award nomination applications. At exactly 5 pm ET on September 30, the application site will automatically shut down. Any applications that are not completed at this time will be terminated and will not be accepted. This deadline cannot be extended without prior authorization from the ONS Awards advisory panel and the ONS Board of Directors.

Travel Information 

The recipient will receive travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress. ONS will reimburse the award recipient for round-trip economy airfare to and from the recipient's home address to the Congress location, provided the recipient makes all travel arrangements through American Express Travel, ONS's official travel agency. Additionally, two (2) night's lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 48-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking. Please contact for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.