How to apply

You will need to submit all of the following with your online application:

  • Complete the answers to all of the mandatory fields*
  • Description of a significant project that addresses the selection criteria (not exceeding 1000 words)
    together with supporting documentation or attachments.
  • Two referee reports (referees that are familiar with your project).

Selection criteria

  1. Addresses a contemporary nursing/midwifery issue of significance.
  2. Benefits to education/research and the principles or Nursing/Midwifery Practice.
  3. Ability of the applicant to further the development of Clinical Practice.
  4. A clear outline of the development of the project and the extent of the commitment of the applicant.
  5. Willingness to promote nursing/midwifery to the wider community.
  6. Presentation and format will be considered.
  7. How your project aligns to the of the Florence Nightingale Grants and Award


To be eligible for this Grant you will need to:

  • be a nurse/midwife who has Aphra registration with the NMBA (the Margaret Allwright Award for
    Achievement in Nursing Practice is a Post Graduate Award)
  • have lived and worked in Tasmania as a nurse or midwife for two years prior to the application.
    If your application is on behalf of a Team/Ward/Organisation it will need to:
  • be for a Tasmanian Nursing or Midwifery Project.


  • The Grant will be presented at a professional meeting each year.
  • The recipient of the Grant will be required to provide the Committee with a report at the completion of
    the study.
  • The report will be uploaded to the Margaret Allwright Award for Achievement in Nursing Practice page of
    the website with other past recipients stories.
  • The award will be available to the recipient in October/November each year for use at an agreed time.
  • The Grant will be paid in one instalment to the successful applicant.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applications without supporting references will not be considered.
  • The selection process may involve interviews.
  • The selection committee reserves the right not to make a Grant in any one year.
  • The decision of the Selection Committee is final.