Research Scholarship Schemes

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Without the scholarship I would not have been able to fund the course and complete the dissertation project, which would have meant the work I was doing would not have been shared and therefore national policy would not have been influenced.

Angela Star

NHS England

Research Scholarships overview

We are offer 3 Research Scholarship Schemes;

1. Research Internships
2. Research Scholarships (Commissioned) 
3. Research Scholarships (Masters dissertation or PhD fees).

1. Research Internships

Research Interns will be awarded funding to support a research internship in nursing or midwifery. Research Interns will work in an established research team led by a Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor of Nursing/Midwifery on an agreed research project that will have a direct impact on healthcare. Interns will be helped to develop their research skills and pursue a clinical academic career.

Applications for the internships are welcome from clinical nurses and midwives wishing to enhance their research knowledge and skills and pursue a clinical academic career by undertaking doctoral or post-doctoral level research in one of following practice related areas:

  • The Management of Pain
  • The Management of Long Term Conditions
  • The Management of End of Life Care
  • Enhancing Patient Safety

A range of internships are available and further information can be downloaded here.

2. Research Scholarships (Commissioned)

Clinical Research Capability & Capacity Building  Scholarship (St Barnabas House) 

We have been commissioned by St Barnabas House  to provide a research scholarship, to a nurse, to support and develop research capability and capacity.

Funding is available for a for a band 6 or  7 nurse to be seconded to St Barnabas House for two days per week, for nine months to work with the St Barnabas team to develop research capability and capacity. Interest in palliative/end of life care would be desirable but not essential.

A travel budget is also included.

Please note, the amount of clinical release time will be negotiated following a successful interview, and is dependent on your payband (that is the more senior you are, the less funded time will be available for this project).

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3. Research Scholarships (Masters dissertation & PhD fees)

Masters dissertation or PhD course fees will be paid however your research must align with one of the 4 areas below. These scholarships are sponsored by:

  • The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS)
  • The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
  • CRH Charitable Trust
  • The Menat Trust

 

The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists Scholarship

A scholarship is available for a nurse researching an aspect of care for people with respiratory disease.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Scholarship

A scholarship is available for a nurse researching an aspect of care for adolescents and young adults with depression and/or other mental health issues.

CRH Charitable Trust Scholarship

A scholarship is available for a nurse in England researching an aspect of mental health care. We particularly welcome applications from nurses working in NW England.

The Menat Trust Scholarship

A scholarship is available for a nurse researching an aspect of care for children with cardiac anomalies. This project may also include the care of the families of these children.

Benefits for you

Research Internships:

The opportunity to work with a Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor of Nursing/Midwifery to develop a research project and prepare a further research funding application to develop your career as a clinical academic.

Funding is available to release you from your clinical/academic work to work for the equivalent of one day per week for twelve months.

Please note, the amount of release will be negotiated following a successful interview, and is dependent on your payband (that is the more senior you are, the less funded time will be available for this project.


  • Impact policy and practice

    Scholars report the positive impact their evidence-based research has had on improving patient care and health outcomes.
  • Network with like-minded nurses and midwives

    Scholars are now part of a growing Alumni network (over 600) providing on-going support and in some cases, friends for life.
  • New knowledge through evidence-based approaches

    Like Florence, scholars will work on evidence-based approaches and use and share their new knowledge to impact patients and lead changes in policy and practice.

Benefits for employer

  • Improvement in patient and health outcomes
  • Retention of staff – scholars stay in healthcare
  • Enabler of succession planning


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Research Scholarship

The scholarship is normally 12 months which includes:
  • A Welcome day
  • Working with an appointed Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor of Nursing / Midwifery
  • Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service, Westminster Abbety
  • A high profile award ceremony at end of scholarship year

Key Dates

Advert opens 27th July 2018 and closes 14th October 2018
Shortlisting will take place in late October 2018
Interviews will take place 12th, 13th and 14th November 2018

For successful applicants see below for key dates:

Welcome day: 11th March 2019

Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service, Westminster Abbey, 15th May 2019

Celebration event – March 2020 (TBC)

Eligibility criteria

Research scholarships are for Registered Nurses and Midwives in the UK.

Research Internships: Registered with NMC at the start of the Internship, March 2019. You must be interested in pursuing a clinical academic career.

CRH Charitable Trust: Registered Nurse/Midwife working in England

Application process

  1. Apply online
  2. Successful applications are selected for a panel based interview

Information for applying online:

Upon application, you are required to upload the following information:

  • Personal, employment and education information
  • A copy of your NMC registration documentation
  • Details of your employer’s authorisation to release you from your current role
  • Signed terms and conditions

Please note before application.

  • Applications that do not demonstrate commitment to the profession, improving patient and health outcomes, commitment to the Florence Nightingale Foundation Alumni will not be considered
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Applications without line manager support will not be accepted.


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