Applications for 2015/16 are open.
Travel Scholarships provide a real opportunity to study practice elsewhere in the United Kingdom and/or overseas to enhance patient/user care in the UK.
These scholarships, which 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, are awarded for projects connected with the applicant's field of work and which will benefit their patients/users and the profession more widely.
Travel Scholarships are funded up to £5,000 for the scholar to undertake study on an aspect of practice and/or education in the UK or overseas.
The Foundation is open to applications in all areas of care but in 2015/16 is particularly interested in supporting scholarships 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
There are also Scholarships available as a result of partnerships with:
**NEW** Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists is a new scholarship opportunity for 2015/16. ARNS Scholarships give an opportunity for nurses working within the UK in respiratory services to travel in the UK and/or overseas to visit and learn from identified best practice to bring back to improve patient care in the UK.
RCN Foundation. These scholarships are an opportunity for nurses and midwives wishing to demonstrate the role of clinical leadership in the management of long term conditions. We would be particularly interested in applicants who wish to travel and study new models of care, patient safety and improvement projects, and bring back evidence to improve the care of people with long term conditions in their local community and the wider UK.
Bupa Nurses and Midwives working within Bupa in the UK are also encouraged to apply for the Bupa Travel Scholarships
And specialist scholarship opportunities within the following:
- 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)
- Menat Trust Scholarships looking at research into children and families who have been affected by a cardiac anomaly