Delivering a Healthy WA
Nursing and midwifery in Western Australia

Fellowships and grants

Photograph of Ce Kealley

“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


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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:

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 research degree, 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 research degree. In exceptional circumstances an extension of a further 6 months may be possible.

Application resources

Applications will open again for these awards (except for the Aboriginal Health and the Advancing the Midwifery Profession Fellowships) on 6 October and will close14 November 2014 at 4pm.

See also:

» Scholarships
» WA Country Health Service Travel Bursary