Applications for Research Scholarships 2017-18 are now CLOSED.
The Florence Nightingale Foundation Research scholarships are open to applications in all areas of care but in 2017/18 is particularly interested in supporting scholarships in each of our categories looking at the following 4 key areas:
- Long term conditions (including dementia) across the whole care pathway
- End of life care
- Projects that improve the patient/user experience, enhance dignity, health or wellbeing across the whole life course
- Enhancing clinical leadership
Research Scholarships provide a fantastic chance to engage in nursing and midwifery research activity and to build capacity and capability in research.
These scholarships are available to Nurses and Midwives who have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and who work and who are resident in the United Kingdom. They are awarded for projects which will be of direct benefit to patients and the profession more widely.
Research Scholarships provide up to £5,000 for a scholar to undertake a course in research methods, research modules or a dissertation/thesis as part of an academic course of study. The Foundation will also consider post-doctoral nursing or midwifery research projects.
All of these must involve clinically focused research, i.e. must be able to demonstrate impact on patient care and be academically supervised or supported.
Specialist scholarship opportunities within the following include:
- Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists Scholarshipsfor nurses working in the UK within respiratory services.
- Menat Trust Scholarshipsfor nurses working in the area of care for children and families with cardiac anomalies.
- Charlie Waller Scholarships for research into adolescents and young adults with depression and/or other mental health issues. The criteria to apply for one of these scholarships would include:
- Focus on mild to moderate depression in young people (in school, universities, work place, etc.)
- Topics might include keeping mentally well, providing coping strategies/early interventions, the role of a nurse as a therapist, working as part of a wider team and is for nurses who come into front line contact with young people (school nurses and practice nurses).