This scholarship is available to support nurses, midwives, student nurses and student midwives to:
- Attend and/or present at a seminar, workshop, training course, conference or other educational activity for nurses
- Organise a seminar, workshop, training course, conference or other educational activity for nurses
- Publish or disseminate research or study results e.g. fund the open access fee to have an article accepted in a reputable journal.
Preference will be given to NZNO members resident within the Greater Wellington Region, but NZNO members outside this region may also apply.
Applications close at 4pm on 31 October 2020
Up to $2,100 is offered to the recipient based on the merit of the application and the availability of funds.
If successful you will be asked to supply your bank account number.
You must be:
- A current financial member of NZNO.
The activity for which you seek funding:
- 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
- All decisions are final and no discussion will be entered into.
NERF Trustees Grant 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.
The decision of the Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Things you will need to complete this form
Please have the following information, documents, and written answers ready to upload.
- Your current NZNO membership number
- Your current New Zealand Nursing Council registration number.
Documents (up to 4MB each file)
- A scanned copy of either your student ID or evidence of enrollment in your course of study
- Document(s) relating to outcomes you achieved from scholarships or grants within the last two years
- Document(s) relating to scholarships or grant applications submitted within the last two years
- Document(s) relating to other assistance or income you are receiving at present.
- An outline of how your use of this scholarship contributes to improving Maori health (up to 300 words).
- An outline of how your use of this scholarship will benefit nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand or the client group you care for (up to 300 words)
When you have gathered all these things together you are ready to complete the form below.
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