Leonie Sidebottom Study Grant

Leonie Sidebottom was the first Registrar of Nurses in Tasmania. She took up this position on 1 July 1951 and held it until 6 April 1963 when she retired. She had previously held the position of Supervisory Nurse - from 6 February 1945 - as this was the forerunner of the Registrar's position. She applied the Nurses Registration Act in 1952 which set up the nurses registration system in Tasmania.

This grant is valued at $3000.

Open for applications in 2017


Applications open on July 1st and close on August 31st.

Please note that all applications must be submitted online, but references and supporting documents may be sent by email or snail mail.

How to Apply

Submissions of:

  • Completed application form.
  • Curriculum vitae including Academic and Clinical Practice achievement.
  • Professional participation profile.
  • Referee reports (2) non-academic. It is your responsibility to ensure referee forms are forwarded to each referee who is asked to return the completed forms to the secretary by the closing date.
  • Statement addressing criteria.

Selection criteria (what the selection committee will look for)

  • Description of current studies.
  • Why you have chosen the particular study program.
  • How you are going to use your future qualification to advance nursing practice.
  • What are your long term career aspirations.

Florence Nightingale Study Grants Conditions

  • Applicants must be resident in Tasmania for two years prior to the application.
  • Presentation of a report on current study program and career aspirations at a professional assembly nominated by the Committee.
  • Study Grants will be paid in two instalments during the academic year. The 2nd payment will be made on proof of continuance of proposed study program.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applications without supporting references will not be considered.
  • The selection process may involve interviews.
  • The decision of the Selection Committee is final.
  • The selection committee reserves the right not to make a Grant in any one year.