The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and the Florence Nightingale Foundation are offering an exciting opportunity for nurses working within the UK in respiratory services. Scholarships of up to £3000 are available to:
- Travel in the UK and or/overseas to visit and learn from identified best practice to bring back and improve patient care in the UK
- Fund a courses in research methods or an evidence based practice module with an academic programme
- Fund a piece of clinic practice research within an academic programme that targets improvements in patient care
- Research at Doctoral or Post-Doctoral level (with academic supervision or support) which can demonstrate direct benefit to patient care
To apply you must be a registered nurse working in respiratory care with at least one year post-registration professional experience. Find out more information by visiting the Florence Nightingale Foundation website or by contacting the Office Manager by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RCN has secured a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing to work with up to 45 nurses across England, who are leading service innovations, to build their capability in economic assessment and demonstrate the value of nurse-led services.
Dr Ann McMahon, Service and Innovation Manager at the RCN says “We are working with RCN Regional Directors in a phased approach across England and recruitment in the south east and south west has commenced”. Full details of the grants and application process can be found on the RCN website: www.rcn.org.uk/economicassessment.
Recruitment closing date 5th November 2014.
Past Chair of ARNS, Sam Prigmore, is leading this important project, to develop and validate a set of respiratory nurse sensitive outcome indicators for COPD. ARNS is delighted to support this important project.
View the latest Vanguard Newsletter: VANGUARD_newsletter_2014.
The British Lung Foundation offers research grants to allied health professionals, medically qualified applicants or post-doctoral scientists for clinical, laboratory, qualitative, palliative care and/or epidemiological research. To keep up to date with details of grants available and to make an application, please see:
National budget of of £25 million annum. Individual projects can last up to 36 months with a maximum budget of £25,000.
The Foundation of Nursing Studies
Supporting Practice Based Development and Research The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) and the General Nursing Council Trust (GNCT) both share a commitment to advancing nursing practice and improving patient care; FoNS through its support of a range of practice development initiatives and GNCT through its research funding programme. Mindful of each others experience and shared values, the two organisations have formed a partnership to support a new and much needed programme which will enable and fund nurses to undertake practice based research with the explicit purpose of developing practice and improving patient care.
Trevor Clay Memorial Grants
Grants are available for practical research, the results of which should be immediately applicable and beneficial to people with a lung disease. Applications are particularly welcome from all healthcare professionals for any sum up to £15,000 and may include costs for start-up projects and professional development including funding for MSc and PhDs.
There is currently one grant round a year and applicants are requested to complete a detailed application form which is evaluated by the Scientific Committee and external reviewers.
TB nurses travel and research awards sponsored by the Department of Health (England)
Awards up to £10,000 each for RCN members currently working in the field of TB in the UK to help improve the prevention, control, and management of TB in line with the Chief Medical Officer’s action plan. Applicants will be expected to identify areas of proven good practice in other countries and demonstrate how this can be transferred to the UK.
- Closing date: applications can be made at any time.
- How to apply: an application form with full details can be requested by emailing email@example.com quoting reference TB nurse awards or by downloading the TB award form (Word 99KB).