Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited Grants and Fellowships

The next round of applications for the NBVLL Grants and Fellowships will open Monday 8 July 2013.

MONA MENZIES POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH GRANT
Value: up to $50 000                     
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 (division 1) and/or midwifes, working in Victoria with a doctoral qualification who propose to conduct research will be considered, provided the research is related to the Victorian public. Grants are not available for research projects undertaken as part of studies towards an academic award.

ELLA LOWE GRANT
Value: up to $50 000         
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 (division 1) who is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia working in Victoria, who proposes to conduct activities as outlined above. Grants are not available for research projects undertaken as part of studies toward an academic award.

MAJOR RESEARCH GRANT
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 (division 1) and/or midwife registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia working in Victoria who proposes to conduct research as outlined above. Grants are not available for research projects undertaken as part of studies toward an academic award.

JUNE ALLEN PRACTICE ENHANCEMENT GRANT
Value: up to $3000            
The purpose of this grant is to enable registered nurses (division 1) 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 or seminars. Funding is not available for education leading to an award e.g. postgraduate qualification. 

ENROLLED NURSE PRACTICE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS
Value: up to $3000            
The purpose of this grant is to enable enrolled nurses (division 2) 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. Enhancements may include changes to practice and policy development. Eligible activities may include small clinically based projects, mentoring in clinical practice or professional education including small modules or seminars. Funding is not available for education leading to an award e.g. postgraduate qualification.

MARJORY TAYLOR FELLOWSHIP
Value: up to $3000            
The purpose of this fellowship is to support registered nurses (division 1) working and living in the Barwon region of Victoria 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. 

WILLIAM COOPER FELLOWSHIP
Value: up to $3000            
The purpose of this fellowship is to enable registered nurses (division 1) who are directly or indirectly involved with caring for patients with cancer in Victoria to undertake activities 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 or seminars. Funding is not available for education leading to an award e.g. postgraduate qualification.

ROSEMARY KELLEY TRUST
There are three seperate streams within the Rosemary Kelley Trust. Collectively, the purpose of these fellowships is to support registered nurses (division 1) 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 (division 1) 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. Fellowships are not available for research projects undertaken as part of studies toward an academic award. 
  • Rosemary Kelley Research Fellowship - $10 000
  • Rosemary Kelley Fellowship - Professional Development - $3000
  • Postgraduate Nursing Course - up to $5 000

Previous recipients

Click here to view the list of NBVLL recipients in 2012.

Contact us

ACN will provide administration and secretariat services to NBVLL. All correspondence should be forwarded to NBVLL Grants and Fellowships, RCNA, PO Box 219 Deakin West ACT 2600. Alternatively you may wish to contact the NBVLL Officer at trusts@rcna.org.au.

About

As of 1 July 2010, the regulatory functions of the Nurses Board of Victoria (NBV) were transferred to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, as a result of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

The NBV was successful in using the substantial assets to establish the Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited (NBVLL), to support in perpetuity the continuation of the NBV’s current grants and fellowships. The purpose of the NBVLL is to advance and foster the practice of nursing and midwifery in Victoria, through research and education, to improve patient outcomes. More specifically NBVLL’s area of interest is to: 
  • improve health outcomes in fields such as aged care, clinical nursing, community child health, adolescent health, complementary/alternative therapies, family care, indigenous health, mental health nursing, midwifery and primary health care 
  • change the scope of practice in nursing or midwifery. 
NBVLL aims to achieve this by annually funding a number of grants and fellowships to Victorian applicants only.