Returned Sisters Memorial Grant

The Returned Sisters Association of Tasmania Memorial Trust offers an annual Grant to nurses registered and having practiced in Tasmania for at least five years to undertake a proposed leadership program or project within Tasmania, interstate or overseas.

The Grant is valued up to $10,000 but will vary from year to year depending on the recipients proposed leadership program or project and financial plan.

Open for applications 2017

Objectives of the Grant

  • To offer an annual Grant to nurses and midwives registered in Tasmania who wish to further advanced clinical nursing practice and knowledge through developing leadership and advanced nursing practice roles in nursing.
  • To assist and support nurses and midwives registered in Tasmania to develop, achieve and realize their goals in professional nursing practice.

Applications

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

The Grant will be available to the recipient in October/November of each year for use at an agreed time.

Submissions of:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Professional participation profile
  • Referee reports (2) supporting the applicants professional background and proposed program or project
  • Description of the proposed program or project (not exceeding 1000 words) together with supporting documentation or attachments
  • Financial plan of the proposed program or project and itineray

Selection Criteria

The selection committee will look for evidence of
  • A concern with an issue of contemporary significance to professional nursing and midwifery practice.
  • The possible benefits to the health environment of Tasmania.
  • A progressive professional portfolio of the applicant including clinical, academic and leadership achievement.
  • Its accord with the Mission Statement of The Returned Sisters Association of Tasmania Memorial Trust.
  • A clear outline of the proposed project and its relevance to each of the above criteria.

Conditions

  • Applicants must be registered and have practiced in Tasmania for at least five years prior to the application.
  • Following the selection of a recipient for the Leadership Grant, the Committee may consider a second applicant's proposed project is highly commendable, but is unable to totally fund the grant. It may be suggested by the Committee a commitment of partial funding by the applicant's employer be pursued. The applicant will be required to seek partial funding from his/her employer. If this is refused by the employer or applicant, the applicant will be ineligible for the Grant.
  • The Grant will be presented at a professional assembly each year.
  • The recipient of the Grant will be required to enter into a contract with the Committee to present a report at the completion of the program or project.
  • The award will be available to the recipent in October/November each year for use at an agreed time.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applications without supporting references will not be considered.
  • The selection committee reserves the right not to make a Grant in any one year.
  • The decision of the Selection Committee is final.