Fellowships and grants
“Receiving a fellowship allowed me to take additional leave from a busy full-time Clinical Nurse Manager role and focus completely upon my doctoral thesis. I have now moved to a position of having completed all but the final chapters and expect to be at the point of submitting the thesis to the examiners before the end of this year.”
Ce Kealley: Fellowship recipient 2011
Benefits of receiving a fellowship or grant
Fellowships and grants offered by the Nursing and Midwifery Office can take you to the next step in your career, while improving patient care in WA.
Receiving a fellowship or grant can:
- help further your career
- offer opportunities to visit and learn from other healthcare sites, overseas and interstate
- enable you to fund a practice improvement or small research project
- support you in completing your masters or PhD thesis.
Nursing and midwifery fellowships
Our fellowships, each worth up to $20,000, are open to all eligible registered nurses and midwives. They help you achieve your goal, whether it be through travel, study or research.
We have 6 fellowships to choose from:
- Aboriginal Health - to support individual researchers or a team whose research will translate into positive outcomes in Aboriginal nursing, midwifery and health in Western Australia
- Advancing the Midwifery Profession - to promote research into contemporary midwifery practice.
- Advancing the Nursing Profession - to promote research into clinical and contemporary nursing care.
- Global Health - to undertake research into health or nursing and/or midwifery in an international setting.
- Nursing and Midwifery Leadership - to promote leadership within the nursing and midwifery professions in WA.
- Responding to Major Events/Disruptions - to examine current emergency / crisis response to major events or disruptions.
Academic research grant
This grant assists nurses and midwives in the first or second year of study towards a Masters (by research), Professional Doctorate or PhD.
The Academic Research Grant is valued at $5,000.
Academic support grant
This grant assists nurses and midwives in the final year of study towards a higher degree research, such as PhD, Professional Doctorate, or Master (by research).
The Academic Support Grant is valued at $30,000.
This amount may be award to one individual or several deserving applicants to complete their higher degree research. In exceptional circumstances an extension of a further 6 months may be possible.
Applications will open again for these awards in 2015.