Eligibility and Online Application for Fellowships
Eligibility Requirements for all Fellowships
- You must be a Registered Nurse or Midwife who is currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
- A current employee of WA Health
- An Australian Citizen or Australian permanent Residency Visa holder.
- Have at least two years post registration nursing or midwifery experience
Specific Eligibility Requirements for Specific Fellowship
Aboriginal Health Fellowship
- Preference will be given to nurses and midwives who are Aboriginal or working within Aboriginal health
- You are required to adhere to the specific ethical guidelines outlined in the Aboriginal Health Fellowship Resource Pack
- You are required to seek out and gain support from the community you are researching prior to applying.
Advancing the Midwifery Profession Fellowship
- You need to be able to demonstrate that you are working towards a higher degree such as a Masters or PhD in midwifery.
Advancing the Nursing Profession Fellowship
- You need to be able to demonstrate that you are working towards a higher degree such as a Masters or PhD in nursing.
Global Health Fellowship
- Preference will be given to the nurses and midwives that have a demonstrated commitment of working in the WA public health system.
- You are required to demonstrate experience in, and commitment to, the field of your proposed project or research.
- You need to have a worthy project or research topic that requires investigation overseas.
- You must be willing to share and disseminate the findings of your research to the broader community in Australia.
Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Fellowship
- You must be able to demonstrate that you work in a management or leadership position.
Responding to Major Events or Disruptions Fellowship
- It is the responsibility of the successful applicant to organise and obtain leave for travel for the study tour from their employer
Terms and conditions for all fellowships
- The funds may be divided into smaller amounts to provide access to more applicants, as deemed appropriate by the Nursing and Midwifery Office.
- A selection panel review all applications and recommends to the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer who they believe should be the recipient of the fellowship.
- Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Funding is not retrospective and is only available for studies commencing in 2012 for one study year only. Applicants who plan to study for the following year must reapply if further funding is sought.
- Only applications submitted on line will be accepted.
- No late applications will be accepted.
- The successful applicant is expected to work in the WA public health system for 12 months following receipt of their fellowship.
- Written notification must be provided to the Nursing and Midwifery Office if:
- The study tour / research alters from the original proposal
- The proposed tour or research is not completed
- The applicants must disseminate the knowledge gained through the fellowship in the following manner
- Publication in local health/hospital newsletters etc
- To present at a Nursing and Midwifery Office forum
- Provide a written report at 3 months and then after completing their study tour or research
- Acknowledge the Nursing and Midwifery Office’s financial support in all written material and presentations
- The fellowship recipient is responsible for seeking financial advice regarding the tax implications of receiving such a fellowship (www.ato.gov.au)
Within the online application you will be required to attach the following documents
- A Curriculum Vitae/CV/Resume
- Evidence of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
- Outline of your study tour or research proposal – minimum 2 pages
- Detailed budget including flights, travel, research assistant etc
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