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2020/21 grants, awards, prizes and scholarships

2020/21 grants, awards, prizes and scholarships

Applications for a number of grants, awards, prizes and scholarships administered by ANMF (Victorian Branch) and other organisations are now open.

If you’re undertaking further study, professional development opportunities or a research project, applying for an award might be a way to help fund either all or some of your costs associated. For instance, grants only cover partial costs such as travel, books, conference fees or accommodation, etc, while scholarships can cover all or some of your costs.

Each administering organisation will have terms and conditions and application deadlines, so read the eligibility requirements carefully.

ANMF (Victorian Branch)

ANMF members and Special Interest Group members are eligible to apply for several grants, awards and prizes offered or administered by the branch. Applications open in 2020 and members will be notified via email (‘On the Record’ and e-news) and our quarterly print publication, The Handover.

  • ANMF Fee Grants – applications re-open 21 January 2021
  • ANMF Metropolitan Education Grant – applications will re-open 2021
  • ANMF Regional Education Grant – applications will re-open 2021
  • Vi Elliott Occupational Health Nurses Trust – applications will re-open 2021
  • Higher Education and Research Grant – applications close Friday 25 September
  • Elizabeth Hulme Grant – applications Friday 25 September
  • Humanitarian Grant for refugee nurses and midwives – ongoing
  • Conference, study and grants project – ongoing

Victorian State Government

The Victorian State Government through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), offers the:

If you work in the public sector, the government also funds postgraduate nursing and midwifery scholarships via each public health service, so contact your Director of Nursing or education unit.

Australian Nurses Memorial Centre (ANMC)

The ANMC was established following a public appeal initiated by returning nurses from Second World War. Each year they offer a number of scholarships for undertaking postgraduate study as part of their mission to act as a ‘living memorial by advancing the nursing profession through education’. Application period is 1 July to 31 August annually for:

  • The Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women Scholarships
  • Vivian Bullwinkel Award – Nurses Memorial Centre Scholarship and Award
  • Betty Jeffery Award – Nurses Memorial Centre Scholarship and Award
  • Indigenous Scholarship
  • The Anne Murray Mental Health Scholarship

Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited (NBVLL)

When the regulatory functions of the Nurses Board of Victoria (NBV) were transferred to the national registration scheme, the NBV used its assets to establish the Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited (NBVLL), which offers grants and the Rosemary Kelley Trust for nurses and midwives. Applications closed  for major grants, and close 4pm Friday 27 September for minor grants.

Hospital in the Home (HITH) Society Australasia Ltd

HITH Society Australasia represents health professionals who provide hospital in the home care. HITH offers two annual scholarships for eligible nurses. Applications will re-open to late 2020 (TBC) for:

  • Regal Home Health Scholarship
  • Janis Coconis HITH Society Scholarship

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

The NTEU Joan Hardy Scholarship for post-graduate nursing research is available for any student undertaking a study of nurses, nursing culture or practices, or historical aspects of nursing as a lay or professional practice.  Applications closed Friday 31 July and will re-open 2021.


There are many organisations that offer scholarships, fellowships, grants and prizes, such as: