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Catherine Logan Memorial Scholarship online application

  • This Scholarship is available to Registered nurses undertaking postgraduate study related to perioperative care currently working in a perioperative environment. All applications will be judged on merit.

    The course of study must be relevant/related to the practice of perioperative nursing in New Zealand and contribution to nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand needs to be demonstrated


    Applications close at 4:00pm on the below dates for 2021

    • 21 October 2021

    Please note

    • Individual applicants will only be eligible for one NERF grant per calendar year (with the exception of the Emergency Grant)
    • Priority will be given to applicants who:
      • have not received a grant in the previous two years from any source
      • are not eligible for, or have been turned down for, Health Workforce New Zealand funding
      • and/or are not receiving any support from their employer.
    • Applications are judged based on the merit of the application and grants are awarded at the discretion of the assessment panel


    NERF Grants Assessment Committee

    Please note that the NERF Trustees Grant Assessment Committee requires you to answer all questions in full, to help them fairly distribute the monies available.

    Applications are reviewed by three members of the NERF Board of Trustees, two of whom are NZNO representatives, with the third being a Māori nurse nominated by Te Rūnanga. The NZNO Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher and the Māori Adviser for Te Rōpū Kaiārahi o Te Rūnanga Subcommittee also sit on the committee as non-voting members. Where further methodological or content expertise is required, the Assessment Committee may appoint an appropriately experienced person to advise the Committee.

    You will be notified of the outcome the week following the NERF Assessment Committee meetings. If you are successful, you will be asked to supply your bank account number. The decision of the Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    NERF Grant Assessment Committee Meeting Dates for 2021

    • 15 November 2021


    Please have the following information, documents, and written answers ready to upload. Once you have gathered all the information together you are ready to complete the form below.

    1. Your current NZNO membership number
    2. Your current NZNC registration number.
    Documents (up to 4MB each file)
    1. A scanned copy of your Student ID
    2. Evidence of enrollment in your course of study
    3. Verified information on your course of study
    4. A verified copy of your academic record (where relevant)
    5. Document(s) relating to outcomes you achieved from scholarships or grants within the last two years
    6. Document(s) relating to scholarships or grant applications submitted within the last two years
    7. Document(s) relating to other assistance or income you are receiving at present.
    Written answers
    1. Examples that illustrate how your practise contributes to improving Māori health (up to 300 words)
    2. An outline of how completing your proposed course of study will benefit perioperative nursing in New Zealand (up to 500 words)

    When you have gathered all these things together you are ready to complete the form below.


    Saving a partial application

    When saving a partial application, you will need to send an email to yourself which contains a link to allow you to continue with your application at a later date.

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