Spring Grants Round Now Open

RCN Foundation launches spring round of funding opportunities

RCN Foundation has today opened its spring round of education and career development grants.

The Foundation is proudly commemorating the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife with opening applications for two enhanced grants programmes. The Monica Baly Grant will fund two research projects: one with a focus on the history or nursing and the other on the history of midwifery. The Trevor Clay International Award will fund up to 12 early career nurses or midwives looking to study or take part in an activity overseas.

The education and career development grants available through the RCN Foundation aim to support those involved in nursing to develop their careers and improve the care they give to patients. Grants are used to undertake postgraduate qualifications and professional training. The Foundation is also offering the Kidby Student Grant, for students in the South East of England pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing.

The RCN Foundation is an independent charity, and nursing staff do not have to be an RCN member to receive their support. The education grants are for up to £5,000 and open to nurses, midwives and nursing support workers who will begin their study between September 2020 and September 2021.

Deepa Korea, RCN Foundation Director said:

“In the last year, we have seen an incredibly strong response to our diverse grants portfolio. The Foundation is proud to continue offering grants and awards to nurses, midwives and nursing support workers to develop their careers and improve the care they give to their patients.

As a charity dedicated to supporting and strengthening the nursing team, we are also pleased to be offering two new grants specifically to celebrate the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Whether you are a nurse, midwife, nursing support worker, or nursing student, I strongly encourage you to take the time to see what we have available and apply for an RCN Foundation grant.

We know that these are extraordinary and challenging times for nursing and midwifery staff, wherever they may work. We therefore remain more committed than ever to fulfilling our purpose of supporting and strengthening nursing now and in the years to ahead.”

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Notes to Editors

  1. For images, interviews and further information, please contact the RCN Foundation on 020 7647 3645 or rcnfoundation@rcn.org.uk
  2. The RCN Foundation is a charity and grant-maker that is committed to supporting and strengthening nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the public. More information about the charity is available on their new website: www.rcnfoundation.org.uk
  3. The RCN Foundation Education Grants are available online at rcnfoundation.org.uk/ education-grants