Fellowships and grants

Benefits of receiving a fellowship or grant

Fellowships and grants offered by the Nursing and Midwifery Office can take you to the next step in your career, while improving patient care in WA.

Receiving a fellowship or grant can:

  • help further your career
  • offer opportunities to visit and learn from other healthcare sites, overseas and interstate
  • enable you to fund a practice improvement or small research project
  • support you in completing your masters or PhD thesis.

Fellowships and grants attract a high number of applications. They are highly sought by nurses and midwives completing higher degrees or undertaking significant practice improvements. An independent panel of experts evaluate submissions against set criteria.

Opening dates for next fellowship and grant application rounds are to be determined.


We have 5 fellowships to choose from:

  • Aboriginal Health Fellowship
  • Advancing the Midwifery Profession Fellowship
  • Advancing the Nursing Profession Fellowship
  • Health Service Innovation Fellowship
  • Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Fellowship.

We also have 2 academic grants to choose from:

Academic research grant

This grant assists nurses and midwives in the first or second year of study towards a Masters (by research), Professional Doctorate or PhD.

The Academic Research Grant is valued at $5,000.

Read about previous recipients of the Academic Research Grant

Academic support grant

This grant assists nurses and midwives in the final year of study towards a higher research degree, such as PhD, Professional Doctorate, or Master (by research).

The Academic Support Grant is valued at $30,000.

This amount may be award to one individual or several deserving applicants to complete their higher research degree. In exceptional circumstances an extension of a further 6 months may be possible. 

Read about previous recipients of the Academic Support Grant.

All applications must include a Research/Practice Improvement Activity Proposal (Word 264KB).

Application tips for nursing and midwifery fellowships and grants

This is a guide only, but provides some tips on the information that should be considered when applying for a fellowship or grant.

Plan your proposal

The subject headings for your proposal should include:

  • cover page
  • contents page
  • background (brief)
  • purpose and significance of study/research to the nursing and/or midwifery professions
    • research question or hypothesis
    • rationale and objectives
  • research strategy
    • sample
    • inclusions and exclusions
    • design/methodology
    • analysis
  • limitations
  • ethical consideration
  • timeline
  • budget
  • references

Your budget should include any expenses that you may incur during your project.

Some examples include:

  • specialised computer software programs
  • research assistant (this will require details of their hourly rate multiplied by the expected hours of work)
  • computers/printers/paper (quotes should be based on today’s market and not an inflated price)
  • flights/accommodation/visas (the expected cost should be based on actual costs without inflation)
  • any mail/stationary associated expenses.

Please ensure that the budget is correctly tallied up. See example below.

Resource Estimated cost
Analysis software $4000
Research Assistant ($32 per hr x 300 hours) $9600
Laptop $1000
Flights to Melbourne $900
Accommodation for 3 nights $500
Travel/conferences $300
Associated mail cost (60c x 400 letters) $240
Total $16540
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