NBVLL Major Grants:  APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 ARE NOW OPEN. pLEASE READ INFORMATION BELOW RELATING TO MAJOR GRANTS FOR 2020

Major Grants for 2020

The Board of NBVLL has decided to seek applications directly from invited health services for major grant funding to undertake nurse led hospital based nursing/midwifery research. The research should advance and foster the practice of nursing or midwifery in Victoria whilst improving patient/consumer outcomes.

It is envisaged that an amount between $100,000 and $200,000 will be awarded this year for disbursement in 2020. Only one application per service will be accepted. 

The Board believes this is an exciting opportunity for health services to be innovative and lead dedicated research. As a result of this decision, other major grants will not be awarded in 2020. 

If you are an eligible health service and wish to apply, please download a word application form here or PDF version here . Applications open July 1st and close August 30th, 2019. 

Minor grants will continue to be offered in 2020

 

MONA MENZIES POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH GRANT

Given the above, the Mona Menzies grant will not be offered in 2020

Value: up to $50 000      

             
Mona Menzies worked in various capacities in the nursing profession from the 1950s to the 1980s. She was appointed Member of the Order of Australia, 9 June 1986, for service to nursing. The NBVLL continues to acknowledge her contribution to nursing through the postdoctoral research grant.

The purpose of this grant is to facilitate postdoctoral research that relates to improving health outcomes across a number of areas, and/or changing the scope of practice and nursing and midwifery. Registered nurses and/or midwives, working in Victoria with a doctoral qualification who propose to conduct research will be considered, provided the research is related to the Victorian public.

 

 

ELLA LOWE GRANT 

Given the above, the Ella Lowe grants will not be offered in 2020

Value: up to $50 000          

The Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited is proud to continue the Ella Lowe Grant, named in honour of Ella Lowe's significant contribution to nursing education, research and management.

The purpose of this grant is to facilitate research, education or program evaluation in any clinical setting that has the potential to lead to better patient outcomes. This grant is available to any registered nurse and/or midwife who is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia working in Victoria, who proposes to conduct activities as outlined above. Applications from honours students, as part of a masters pathway, or by Masters Students are eligible to apply.


 

MAJOR RESEARCH GRANT

Given the above, the Major research grant will not be offered in 2020 
Value: up to $20 000          

The purpose of this grant is to facilitate research that relates to improving health outcomes across a number of areas, and/or changing the scope of practice and nursing and midwifery. This grant is available to any registered nurse and/or midwife registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia working in Victoria who proposes to conduct research as outlined above. Applications from honours students, as part of a masters pathway, or by Masters Students are eligible to apply.

 

NBVLL MINOR GRANTS: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND CLOSE SEPTEMBER 27TH 2019

JUNE ALLEN PRACTICE ENHANCEMENT GRANT

Value: up to $5000  

       
            
The purpose of this grant is to enable registered nurses and/or midwifes who are directly or indirectly involved in clinical practice in any clinical setting to undertake activities that will enhance and develop innovative approaches to nursing and midwifery practice. Eligible activities may include small clinically based projects, mentoring in clinical practice or professional education including small modules, seminars or study tours. Activites/projects/study must be undertaken in 2020

Click here to download a word application form (or here for a PDF version)

ENROLLED NURSE PRACTICE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Value: up to $5000       

The purpose of this grant is to provide enrolled nurses (hospital trained, Certificate 1V or Diploma) to undertake activities in 2020 . Activites which will either upgrade or enhance qualifications,  or enable completion of further study or units to enhance pracitce. Funding may be used for individual units or multiple units building on existing qualifications, be it Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Nursing. 

An example of this may be an EN that is wanting to undertake further study that may lead to a qualification in administering and monitoring medicines and intravenous therapy. Funding is not available for education leading to registered nurse qualifications. 

 Click here to download a word application form (or here for a PDF version)


MARJORY TAYLOR FELLOWSHIP: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Value: up to $5000         

 
            
The fellowship is in honour of Matron Marjory Taylor (1920 - 2006). Marjory, and outstanding nurse and mentor, was the Director of Nursing at The Geelong Hospital from 1956 – 1981. On Marjory's retirement, a group of dedicated nurses established the fellowship to offer support for midwives and nurses  undertaking education in the Barwon Region.  In 2002 the then Nurses Board of Victoria took over the governance of the Marjory Taylor Fellowship. The Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited continues to offer this fellowship today and respectfully acknowledges the ongoing commitment of the nurses in the Barwon Region, who continue to offer support for Marjory Taylor Fellowship.

The purpose of this fellowship is to support registered nurses and/or midwifes working and living in the Barwon region of Victoria (click here to see map of region) in their efforts to undertake nursing and midwifery education (courses or professional development), to advance their knowledge and skills in their particular field, or undertake research relating to nursing and midwifery. Funding is for activities undertaken in 2020. 

Click here to download a word application form (or here for a PDF version)

 

WILLIAM COOPER FELLOWSHIP: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Value: up to $5000          

            
The purpose of this fellowship is to enable registered nurses who are directly or indirectly involved with caring for patients with cancer in Victoria to undertake activities in 2020 that will enhance nursing practice. The Fellowships will be awarded to assist the development of innovative approaches to enhancing nursing practice. Eligible activities may include projects for changing clinical practice, mentoring in clinical practice or professional education including small modules, seminars or study tours.

Click here to download a word application form (or here for a PDF version).

ABORIGINAL PRACTICE ENHANCEMENT GRANT : APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN                 

Value: Up to $10,000        
The purpose of this grant is to enable enrolled nurses, registered nurses and/or registered midwives who are currenlty working in the area of Aboriginal Health and wish to undertake further studies in this area in 2020. Eligible activities include postgraduate studies, small clinically based projects, mentoring in clinical practice or professional education including small modules, seminars or study tours. Applicants must live and work in Victoria

Click here to download a word application form (or here for a PDF version).


PRACTICE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

Value: Up to $5,000         

These grants are open to all registered nurses and midwives living and working in Victoria to undertake activities in 2020 that will enhance and develop innovative approaches to nursing practice. Eligible activities include postgraduate studies, small clinically based projects, mentoring in clinical practice or professional education including small modules, seminars or study tours.. The NBVLL will be making multiple awards, some awards may be weighted toward those living and practicing in rural/regional areas or those experiencing personal or financial hardship. . 

Click here to download a word application form (or here for a PDF version).

 

LEADERSHIP GRANT: ADVANCED PRACTICE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN                                            

Value: Up to $10,000        

The leadership grant is to enable a nurse and/or midwife to advance their scope of practice in an advanced practice role; to facilitate them to undertake further studies, study tours and/or candidacy, including, but not limited to, developing additional clinical skills and expanding their knowledge and scope of practice in an advanced practice role or program, with demonstrable potential to improve patient access, experience and outcomes. Funding is for activities undertaken in 2020

Click here to download a word application form (or here for a PDF version)

 

ROSEMARY KELLEY TRUST: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN 

 

There are three separate streams within the Rosemary Kelley Trust. Collectively, the purpose of these fellowships is to support registered nurses in Victoria undertaking postgraduate nursing courses, professional development or research activities to advance their knowledge and skills in haematological malignancies (leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders) and other forms of cancer.

These fellowships are available to registered nurses who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia practicing in Victoria who are directly or indirectly involved with the care of patients with haematological malignancies and other forms of cancer in Victoria.

  • Rosemary Kelley Research Fellowship - up to $20 000 Given the above, the Rosemary Kelley Research Fellowship will not be offered in 2020 
 

IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A GRANT OR FELLOWSHIP THAT SUITS YOUR NEEDS, PLEASE GO TO OUR RESOURCES PAGE. THERE ARE LINKS TO OTHER SITES THAT MAY BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU

'Photo's supplied courtesy of "The Act of Nursing: a history of nursing regulation in Victoria" 2011, Katherine Sheedy