Nursing Leadership Grant
The Returned Sisters Association of Tasmania Memorial Trust offers an annual Grant to nurses registered and having practiced in Tasmania for at least five years to undertake a proposed leadership program or project within Tasmania, interstate or overseas.
The Grant is valued up to $10,000 but will vary from year to year depending on the recipients proposed leadership program or project and financial plan.
Objectives of the Grant
- To offer an annual Grant to registered nurses of Tasmania who wish to develop leadership skills in nursing.
- To assist registered nurses of Tasmania with potential leadership skills in realizing their goals in professional nursing practice.
Applications open on 1 July and close on 10 August for the following year.
Interviews will be conducted before the end of August each year. The Grant will be available to the recipient in September of each year for use at an agreed time.
- Completed application form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Professional participation profile
- Referee reports (2) supporting the applicants professional background and proposed program or project
- Description of the proposed program or project (not exceeding 1000 words) together with supporting documentation or attachments
- Financial plan of the proposed program or project and itineray
Selection CriteriaThe selection committee will look for evidence of
- A concern with an issue of contemporary significance to professional nursing practice.
- The possible benefits to the health environment of Tasmania.
- The leadership skills of the applicant.
- Its accord with the Mission Statement of The Returned Sisters Association of Tasmania Memorial Trust.
- A clear outline of the proposed project and its relevance to each of the above criteria.
- Applications open on 1 July and close on 10 August for the following year.
- Applicants must be registered and have practiced in Tasmania for at least five years prior to the application.
- Following the selection of a recipient for the Leadership Grant, the Committee may consider a second applicant's proposed project is highly commendable, but is unable to totally fund the grant. It may be suggested by the Committee a commitment of partial funding by the applicant's employer be pursued. The applicant will be required to seek partial funding from his/her employer. If this is refused by the employer or applicant, the applicant will be ineligible for the Grant.
- The Grant will be presented at a professional assembly each year.
- The recipient of the Grant will be required to enter into a contract with the Committee to present a report at the completion of the program or project.
- The award will be available to the recipent in September each year for use at an agreed time.
- Late applications will not be considered.
- Applications without supporting references will not be considered.
- The selection committee reserves the right not to make a Grant in any one year.
- The decision of the Selection Committee is final.