How can your organization get involved as sponsors?Three doctors in masks sitting in office, talking

We invite you to become a sponsor of this visible international event. In doing so, you demonstrate your commitment to dementia care, nursing, and the University of Washington School of Nursing. This is a unique opportunity to affiliate your organization with a nursing award that has already had a profound impact globally, while also demonstrating your support for nursing innovation in dementia care.

Your participation also identifies your organization as one that recognizes and supports the vital role of nurses in creating and sustaining health for dementia care patients. Through your partnership you can engage and connect with other QSNA partners to find new synergies and untapped opportunities to collaborate.

Other direct benefits you will enjoy as a program partner with the UW School of Nursing and the Queen Silvia Nursing Award are:

  • International visibility on the Queen Silvia Nursing Award website and in materials
  • Recognition on the UW website, and in social media and digital communications
  • Recognition at a UW event to honor the awardee (date TBA)
  • The opportunity to participate in application review and awardee selection
  • Option to travel with the awardee to Sweden for the award ceremony (at your expense)

Partner Timeline 2023

September 1 – November 1 QSNA cycle is publicly announced
November 2 – 30 Partners review a narrowed list of applications. Partners help to select 5 finalists and 10 “shortlist” ideas to be shared on social media for public input
Early December Partners invited to attend a jury meeting to interview finalists
By December 17 Scholar is selected and notified
December 23 Press release publicly announcing scholar
Summer/Fall 2024 Grand ceremony at Royal Palace in Sweden (Date TBD)


To learn more about partner opportunities, please contact Christine Sugatan, Assistant Director for Advancement & Alumni Relations, at or 206-543-3019.

Thank you to our partners!


The Jane Isakson Lea Foundation logo

Washington State Nurses Assocation logo
With private support from Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams, Professor Emerita, University of Washington
SWEA Seattle logo
Washington Health Care Association logo
King County Nurses Association logo
National Nordic Museum logo
Dementia and Palliative Education Network logo
Alzheimer's Association logo
Embassy of Sweden of Washington logo
Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Seattle logo