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.

Applications for the 2021 Fellowships and Grants are now closed. You can apply in 2022 when applications open at a date to be determined.


We have 5 fellowships to choose from:

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 resources

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Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office