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Stroke Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Fund (SNAHSF)

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Please note:  

  • Allocation of funds is competitive, so please submit your ‘best’ application.
  • There is a separate application process for the SmartStrokes Conference - please DO NOT apply here.

1.  The SNAHSF aims to:

  • Provide Nurses and Allied Health staff the opportunity to receive funding to assist with educational costs for professional development within the stroke specialty.
  • Provide funds for attending education/professional development events or completing stroke-related courses.
  • Support health professionals who are currently working in New South Wales.

2.  The SNAHSF Guidelines aim to:

  • Ensure equity and fairness in the process of funding allocation;
  • Define the basis on which funds are allocated;
  • Guide health professionals in their construction of a funding application;
  • Ensure the transparency and accountability of the funding allocation processes by the Scholarship Review Committee.

3.  Scholarship Funds:

  • Are offered every six months: February to July and August to January.
  • Applications must be received by the SNAHSF Secretary by the last working day in January and July to be considered for that current round.

Late and/or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.  

Funding will be allocated for:

Category 1

  • Successful completion of stroke-related education and/or professional development.
  • Attendance at face-to-face stroke-related sessions, workshops, short courses and/or conferences (Excluding Smart Strokes Conferences).  Preference will be given to applicants who are also presenters.
  • Health professionals with a minimum of 3 months continuous stroke-related employment.

Category 2

  • Successful completion of a post-graduate stroke-related subject or course.
  • Stroke champions who are actively promoting ‘best practice’.
  • Health professionals with minimum of 2 years continues stroke-related employment.

4.  All Scholarships are available to:

  • Allied Health professionals and Nurses with current NSW registration (where applicable).

5.  To be eligible for Scholarship Funding the applicant must:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria as outlined.
  • Complete the scholarship application form.
  • Attach a relevant Curriculum Vita demonstrating their commitment to stroke.
  • Include a copy of their current Professional Registration, if relevant.
  • Provide documentation demonstrating intention to attend or evidence of attendance and/or successful completion of the conference, course, workshop, subject etc.
  • Have already paid for the professional development, as funds are paid retrospectively and on receipt of tax invoices etc. Payment will go to the applicant only and not hospitals or health services.

6. Funding available:

  • For Category 1: approximately $5,000 offered every 6 month (total $10,000/year)
  • For Category 2: approximately $1,000 offered every 6 month (total $2,000/year)

Applicants are advised to not depend on scholarship funding in decisions concerning educational opportunities, and funding will not be considered for salary replacement purposes.  

7.  After an application has been submitted:

  • A ‘receipt’ will be emailed to the applicant. Please assume that if no ‘receipt’ is forthcoming, this may indicate that the application has not been received by the Secretary. It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow this up with the Secretary.
  • It will be forwarded to the Scholarship Review Committee, who will convene within 2 weeks of the rounds closing date.
  • Within 10 working days of the Scholarship Review Committee meeting, a letter will be sent to the applicant, notifying them of the application outcome. Please note: ALL funding decisions are final and no correspondence concerning outcome will be entered into.

8.  Successful recipients will be required to:

  • Forward any requested documents to the Secretary for processing (see application form for further details) within 2 weeks of receipt of their letter of success.

9.  Applications should be completed before:

4pm on the last working day in January or in July


Conference and Course Attendance Scholarship Funding

Please ensure that you have the following ready before starting the application

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Current Professional Registration (as applicable)
  3. Copy of receipt of money paid for Conference/Course studies attendance
  4. Program for the Conference/Course
  5. Attached Abstract/Acceptance letter or Confirmation Letter of Facilitation

Click here to apply for Conference and Course Attendance Scholarship Funding


Post-Graduate Studies Scholarship Funding

Please ensure that you have the following ready before starting the application

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Current Professional Registration (as applicable)
  3. Copy of receipt of money paid for Post-graduate studies attendance
  4. Course outline explaining the Subject being applied for
  5. Academic Transcript demonstrating successful subject completion

Click here to apply for Post-Graduate Studies Scholarship Funding