Victoria Mock New Investigator Award

Victoria Mock New Investigator Award
2018 Award Recipient
Meghan L. Underhill-Blazey, PhD, APRN, AOCNS®

To recognize the contributions of new investigators in building a scientific foundation for oncology nursing practice. The recipient will present his or her research results at the ONS Annual Congress. This award is supported by the ONS Distinguished Nurse Researcher fund within the ONS Foundation.


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

Eligibility Criteria 
The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, the candidate must have received his or her doctoral degree a minimum of one year before the nomination.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • An updated curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of nomination from nurse scientists that state the candidate's overall contribution to oncology nursing research.
  • A 350-word abstract.
  • Nominee's personal statement (maximum of 500 words) that reveals evidence of productivity in the field of cancer nursing research since earning a doctoral degree.
Submit Your Nomination 

Important Notice About the 2019 Awards Nomination Deadline

ONS uses an external, vendor-supported online program for award nomination applications. The nominations will close at exactly 5:00 pm EST on September 30th.

Any open or incomplete applications will not be accepted after this time. There will not be any deadline extensions to be fair to all nominees without prior authorization from the ONS Awards Advisory Panel and the ONS Board of Directors. If you have any questions, please call (412) 859-6403, or email:

To Apply Online
1. Please read the "How To" instructions before accessing the online nomination. 
2. Register by creating a username and password on the Closerware Grantmaker site. 
3. Access the online nomination.


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.