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NAVREF Scholarship Program

NAVREF encourages every VA-affiliated nonprofit research and education corporation (NPC) to send at least one individual to NAVREF’s Annual Conference. To make this goal more possible, NAVREF offers scholarships to assist member organizations with registration costs for one representative from the NPC to attend the annual conference.

To apply, click here. You must download the PDF to complete the form.

Advantange Rent-A-Car offers a 10% discount off their rental rates for NAVREF Members!
To book your reservation call Advantage at 800-777-5500, or visit their website here.
Please be sure to refer to convention code CD02C826E6 when making your reservation.


 Member Rate: $865 (Group Rate: $665 each additional person)

 VA Rate: $900

 Academic or Industry Rate: $1000

Hotel Information

This year, NAVREF will be holding our annual conference at the LINQ Hotel on the infamous Las Vegas Strip. Attendees can reserve their rooms at the group rate of $89 per night. One of the most central locations on the Strip, LINQ Hotel boasts a collection of Las Vegas rooms & suites with contemporary design & high-tech features. Read more about the LINQ Hotel here. 

Click here to make your hotel reservations       Group Code: SQNAV7


Preliminary Program Schedule & Presentation Downloads

In keeping with our theme of 'High Rewards-Low Risk', our program is designed with the NPC in mind, and is offering pragmatic sessions with dynamic speakers. 

Click here to view the preliminary program schedule (Updated August 30, 2017)

Download Presentations and Handouts Here (NAVREF Website Account Holders Only)

NAVREF Awards Nominations

The National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) is pleased to continue our “Awards for Distinguished Service & Innovation” for its third year. The awards will recognize professional contributions by individuals to NAVREF, its member nonprofit corporations (NPCs) or affiliated organizations within the fields of VA research and education. The awards will be presented at a special luncheon scheduled for September 11, 2017.

Click here to learn more about each award or nominate someone you know

*Please download the PDF form to your desktop before completing the form. Information will not save if it is opened in your browser.


2016 winners include:

Barbara West Award

Ms. Cindy Reutzel, Executive Director of the Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science

Board of Directors Award

Dr. Katrina Washburn, Executive Director of the South Florida VA Foundation for Research and Education

Innovations and Best Practice Award

Dr. Howard S. Gordon, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

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