How to apply

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

  • Completed answers to all of mandatory fields* in the online application form
  • Curriculum vitae including Academic and Clinical Practice achievement
  • Professional participation profile
  • Two Referee reports
  • Statement addressing criteria
  • Statement on how your study aligns to the spirit of the Nell Espie Study Grant
  • Statement on how you will use the Grant funding if successful

Selection criteria

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


To be eligible for this Grant you will need to:

  • be a nurse/midwife who has Aphra registration with the NMBA (the Nell Espie Study Grant is a
    Post Graduate Grant).
  • have lived and worked in Tasmania as a nurse or midwife for two years prior to the application.


  • 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 Nell Espie Study Grant 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.
  • Study Grants are paid in one instalment to successful applicants.
  • 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.