International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

RCN Foundation Trevor Clay Awards

As part of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife celebrations, the RCN Foundation will award up to 12 Trevor Clay International Grants specifically for early career nurses/midwives wishing to study or undertake another relevant activity overseas.

Grants of up to £5,000 will be available.

Applicants must be:

· UK registered nurses and midwives


· qualified for a maximum of 3 years

Types of activity would include studying new models/innovations in patient care or particularly successful models of care.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the activity will contribute towards improving patient care.

Applications are now closed

About Trevor Clay

Trevor Clay was a British nurse and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (1982-1989). Trevor was a registered Mental Health nurse and was one of the first male nurses to join the RCN in 1960. The Trevor Clay Scholarship Fund was established with monies left as a gift to the RCN in Trevor Clay’s Will and donations at his memorial service. This money was left to provide practical help to members of the RCN, both qualified and student nurses, to undertake projects and study which would extend their nursing knowledge and develop their professional skills. The income of the fund was to be used for a number of purposes including a scholarship to assist a nurse to undertake a course of study or other relevant activity either in the UK or overseas.