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2022 grants, awards, prizes and scholarships

2022 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. Members are notified via our email ‘On the Record’ and e-news publications and our quarterly print publication, The Handover.

  • ANMF Fee Grants – applications close 31 Thursday March
  • Vi Elliott Occupational Health Nurses Trust – applications closed
  • Higher Education and Research Grant – applications closed
  • Elizabeth Hulme Grant – applications closed
  • Humanitarian Grant for refugee nurses and midwives – ongoing
  • Conference, study and grants project – ongoing
  • ANMF/HESTA Forensic Mental Health Nursing Scholarship – applications closed
  • ANMF/HESTA Cert IV TaE /Cert IV WHS sponsorships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members

Victorian State Government

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

  • postgraduate mental health nurse scholarshipapplications will re-open 2022
  • postgraduate AOD scholarship to undertake the Graduate Certificate of Addictive Behaviours in 2020 – applications will re-open 2022
  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nursing scholarship to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Child, Family and Community Nursing at either administering organisations La Trobe (applications will re-open 2022or RMIT  (applications will re-open 2022).

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:

  • ANMC Vivian Bullwinkel Award
  • ANMC Betty Jeffery Award
  • ANMC Indigenous Scholarship
  • ANMC Commemorative Scholarship
  • ANMC Mental Health Scholarship
  • Anne Murray Scholarship
  • The Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women Scholarships
  • Prince Henry’s affiliates annual scholarship
  • Michael Dent 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 will re-open 2022.

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 will re-open 2022.


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