Did you know about the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery scholarships, fellowships and grants?

Photograph of a nurse and a patient
December 29, 2017

The 2018 nursing and midwifery scholarships are currently open until Friday 9 February, and are available to people studying diploma, undergraduate or post graduate studies in nursing and midwifery.

The scholarships have been offered by the Department of Health’s Nursing and Midwifery Office since 1980, and A/Executive Director of Armadale Kalamunda Group Maha Rajagopal said the scholarships played a key role in supporting people wanting to pursue or advance their careers in nursing and midwifery.

“It is important that we continue to attract highly skilled people to the profession,” Maha said. “It is through continuous learning, such as post graduate studies and research that we are able to build our knowledge and enhance the quality of care we provide to the community.”

In addition, suitably qualified nurses and midwives will shortly also be able to apply for a range of fellowships and academic grants which will be open from 12 March to 9 April.

“The fellowships and grants are highly sought after by nurses and midwives completing higher degrees or undertaking significant practice improvements,” said Maha.

“This might include visiting other healthcare sites interstate or overseas for learning and research purposes, or undertaking small research projects.”

“I would encourage all staff interested in furthering their studies or professional development to consider applying for one of these many, and generous opportunities,” Maha said.

The Department of Health’s website provides comprehensive information on the Scholarships including application resources and process (external link) for each Scholarship. It is important to read this information thoroughly before applying.

Applications for 2018 Scholarships are currently open, and close Friday 9 February 2018 at 4pm.

There are five Fellowships and two Academic Grants (external link) which will be available to apply for. Applications open Monday 12 March and close Monday 9 April.

A link to the online application system for Fellowships and Grants will only be visible and available during application dates.