The RCN Foundation and the Florence Nightingale Foundation invite applications for their travel scholarships. These enable scholars to undertake a study on an aspect of practice or education in the UK or overseas in order to enhance patient care in the UK. Applications are accepted in all areas of care, however priority is given to projects that address the following fields:
•long term conditions, including dementia, across the whole care pathway;
•end of life care;
•projects that improve the patient experience, enhance dignity, health or wellbeing across the whole life course;
•enhance clinical leadership.
Projects should be connected to the applicant’s field of work, and should benefit their patients and the profession more widely.
Nurses and midwives who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and who work and are resident in the UK, may apply. Applicants should have at least two years’ professional experience prior to application. Preference is given to applications from candidates at the developmental stage of their career.
Scholarships are worth up to £5,000 each, and studies should be at least three to four weeks long.