Aged Care Nursing Research and Evaluation Grant
A grant valued up to $10,000 is offered annually to Registered Nurses in Tasmania to undertake a research or evaluation project that is focused on aged care within Tasmania.
Preference will be given to one of the following projects:
- Attitudes of health care providers toward aged patients/clients in acute care settings.
- End of life decision making.
- Palliative care of the aged.
- Prescribing patterns, polypharmacy and medication outcomes monitoring in relation to the aged.
- Clinical risk in care of aged people. This includes falls prevention, medication errors, behaviour management.
- Dignity of risk and decision making influences on aged clients.
- Rehabilitation of aged people.
- Work force planning and innovation.
- The effect of regulation on standards of care provided by employed carers and support workers.
- Approaches to case management and care coordination.
- Maintenance of nutrition and hydration.
- Evaluation of complementary therapies in dementia care.
How to apply
- Curriculum vitae.
- Professional portfolio.
- Two (2) referee reports that support the applicant's professional standing and the proposed research.
- The research project proposal with supporting documentation.
- A financial plan for the proposed project.
- A communication plan for the dissemination of the research/evaluation findings to identified key stakeholders.
- An annotated bibliography relevant to the proposed research topic.
Applications submitted without all of the requisite documentation will not be considered.
Selection Criteria (What the Selection Committee will look for)
The Florence Nightingale Grants & Awards Selection Committee will expect evidence of:
- Commitment to understanding an issue of significance in contemporary aged care nursing practice.
- Potential benefits to standards of health care of aged people in acute, community and residential settings.
- Accord with the mission statement of the Mission Statement of The Returned Sisters Association of Tasmania Memorial Trust.
- An appropriate approach to the research topic.
- Applicants must be registered and practicing as a nurse in Tasmania for at least two years prior to the application.
- Applications open on 1 July and close on 10 August for the following year. Late applications will not be considered.
- Interviews will be held in September each year.
- Grants are presented at a professional assembly each year.
- Grant recipients are required to enter into an agreement to present a report to the Florence Nightingale Grants and Awards Committee within three months of the expiry of the specified grant period (usually one year).
- One half of the grant will be provided to the recipient at commencement. The remainder of the grant will be provided to the recipient upon the acceptance of an interim report to the Florence Nightingale Grants & Awards Selection Committee six months prior to the conclusion of the specified grant period.
- The Florence Nightingale Grants & Awards Selection Committee reserves the right to not award a grant in any one year.
- Decisions of the Florence Nightingale Grants & Awards Selection Committee are final.