Study Grants

Purpose of the grant

To assist qualified nurses working in aged care to advance their practice through

  • Attending conferences
  • Attending study days
  • Completing post graduate education

The total budget for grants is $5,000.  This will be revised each year and may be adjusted as per the financial status of the committee. 

Applications will be for:

  • Relevant study days
  • Post graduate study days
  • Local or overseas conferences

The grants may be used towards:

  • Attendance at an appropriate overseas or national conference relating to nursing older people 
  • Attendance at an appropriate study day to advance nursing knowledge in the field of nursing older people
  • To fund post graduate education in the field of nursing older people


  1. The applicant must:
    • Be a full financial member of NZNO and
    • Be a member of College of Gerontology Nursing for greater than 6 (six) months and
    • Be working in the field of nursing older people.
  2. Only one application per person each study grant year  (1st April – 31st March).
  3. Application must be on official application form. Applications to be received at least 8 weeks before attending study days, conferences, or commencing post graduate study.
  4. No retrospective applications can be made.
  5. The successful applicant must submit feed back in the form of a 300 word essay, detailing benefits/application of knowledge to practice gained from receiving a College of Gerontology Nursing Study grant.
  6. The application must be prepared to have the essay published in the College newsletter, and/or put forward for publication in Kai Tiaki.


To apply complete and return the application form with additional supporting evidence to:

Sharyne Gordon
P O Box 2128
Wellington 6140

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