RCN Foundation Thomas Page Legacy Grant

Are you an RCN member working at the Central Middlesex Hospital?

Are you looking to undertake research that will improve patient care in Adult nursing, children’s nursing, learning disability nursing and mental health nursing?

Apply for the RCN Foundation Thomas Page Grant to be awarded funding of up to £5,000 a year for research related activity.

To apply for the funding, you need to be either a:

· UK registered nurse or midwife

· Health care support worker working in the UK

· Nursing associate in the UK

And:

· An RCN member

· Working in the Central Middlesex Hospital

· Starting a research related activity within the eligible start date

What do you need for the application process?

You will need to complete information about:

· Your current employment and any previous employment (the most recent three places of employment)

· Past courses and qualifications (the most recent three)

· The title of the research activity, the start and end dates (please ensure that the start date of your course is eligible)

· The amount of funding you are requesting and what this is for (please be as detailed and accurate as possible, if you are successful, the grant awarded cannot be changed at a later date)

You will also be asked to complete an applicant statement, this comprises of the following questions:

· What are your professional goals and how will the activity contribute to your career development?

· How will the activity improve the health and well-being of patients and/or carers?

· How will you share your learning and development with colleagues or other nursing teams?

· How have you demonstrated your commitment to self-development so far in your career?

· What challenges do you foresee in completing this activity and how do you plan to address them (for example time constraints, work-place support, financial)?

· How will you evaluate the effectiveness of your learning and development?

You will need an academic reference and a manager’s reference. For further information please see https://rcnfoundation.rcn.org.uk/apply-for-funding/educational-grants/faq-education-grants.