Applications for 2014-15 are now closed and will open again in February 2015.
Research Scholarships provide a fantastic chance to engage in nursing and midwifery research activity.
These scholarships are available to Nurses and Midwives who have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and work and are resident in the United Kingdom. They are awarded for projects which will be of direct benefit to patients and the professions 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.
There are also Scholarships available as a result of partnerships with:
Bupa Nurses and Midwives working within their organisation in the UK are also encouraged to apply for the Bupa Research Scholarships
And specialist scholarship opportunities within the following:
- Menat Trust Scholarships looking at research into children and families who have been affected by a cardiac anomaly
- Charlie Waller Scholarships looking at 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)