RCN Foundation funding call

RCN Foundation launches funding call for research exploring effective leadership strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RCN Foundation has launched an open call for applications for a mixed methods exploratory study that will examine the impact of effective leadership strategies on nurses’ and midwives’ experiences of practicing during the pandemic.

The aims of the research are to:

  • identify any convergence, divergence and silence in nurses and midwives’ experiences of effective leadership strategies across the four nations during the COVID-19 pandemic;

  • make recommendations for how these practices can be incorporated into future leadership strategies within nursing and midwifery beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

The recommendations made should be supported by a comprehensive dissemination plan. The research must cover initiatives in all four countries of the UK and include consultation with nurses, nursing associates, midwives, student nurses and midwives and healthcare support workers.

Funding available is up to the value of £30,000 and the research should be undertaken in 2020/2021.

The Foundation is seeking applications from individuals or organisations to deliver the research project over a nine-month period. As this research relates to COVID-19, research teams will need to be able to take the research forward immediately.

For more information, including details on how to apply, please download the call information below.