FAQs

Please see some specific questions about the Foundation’s scholarships and application process below:

General Information

  • What is a Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Scholarship?

    Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarships offer nurses and midwives developmental opportunities, both in the UK and overseas in order to improve patient care, to extend their knowledge and skills, and to improve innovation in practice.

    We offer three types of scholarship to nurses and midwives who are currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and who are working in the UK:

    • Research – scholars will work with a FNF Clinical Professor of Nursing/Midwifery on an agreed research project and this will help them to develop their own clinical academic career. Further details of this will be provided later.

    • Travel – Scholars will have the opportunity to study best practice or education in the UK and/or overseas. Scholarships are awarded for projects which will benefit patients, users and the professions more widely.

    • Leadership (either Senior, Aspiring Nurse/Midwifery Director or Emerging Leader) – these bespoke leadership scholarships equip scholars with the skills and confidence to contribute positively and significantly to healthcare.

    Senior Leadership – available to senior nurses or midwives, Deputy Deans of Schools of Nursing/Midwifery Faculties of Health in Universities.

    Aspiring Nurse/Midwifery Director – available to nurses and midwives with the potential to secure a Board level position in the next 2 – 3 years.

    Emerging Leader – available to Band 7 or 8 nurses or midwives who are taking up their first leadership role.

  • How are Scholarships awarded?

    They are awarded to individuals through an open application process.

  • How many Scholarships (Research, Travel and Leadership) are awarded each year?

    This is dependent on current sponsorship funding. In 2017-18 we awarded the following scholarships:
    • 22 Research
    • 16 Travel
    • 37 Leadership

Before applying

Information before making an application

Completing the online application form

Shortlisted Applicants

Successful applicants