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Wellbeing of Women/RCM/BMFMS Entry Level Scholarships

Midwives can train in basic science, clinical or translational research in one of the following three areas:
 
1.  Pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period
2.  Miscarriage and infertility
3.  Quality of life surrounding women’s health issues
 
Wellbeing of Women are pleased to announce that this year they have collaborated with the Royal College of Midwives and the British Maternal Fetal Medicine Society in offering these awards.

Awards/scholarships

·  Ruth Davies Research Bursary
·  Mary Seacole Leadership and Development Awards 
·  Iolanthe Midwifery Trust
·  Nursing Times Awards: midwifery
·  Florence Nightingale Foundation
·  Innovation and Creative Practice Award Scheme
·  King's College Hospital Nurses' League
 
The research must be undertaken in the UK. The closing date for applications is Monday 7th March 2011.
 
Entry-Level Research Scholarships are to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable practitioners to be exposed to a research environment, or to obtain pilot data for bids for definitive funding.  Applicants will normally be within the first few years of graduation, and would not previously have been involved in substantial research projects. 
 
Scholarships are a single payment up to a maximum of £20,000 to go towards salary and/or laboratory costs.
 
 Successful completion of an Entry-Level Research Scholarship will be viewed positively should an applicant subsequently choose to apply for a Wellbeing of Women Research Training Fellowship.
 
The award of a Scholarship is subject to the acceptance of Wellbeing of Women’s Terms and Conditions for Research Grants in association with the RCM and BMFMS, and the following restrictions apply:
·  Funds will not be released without evidence of ethics committee support.
·  The research must be undertaken in the UK
·  WoW does not pay indirect costs.
·  Charges for administration by University or NHS Authorities will not be met.
·  WoW does not cover University fees.
·  Midwives must be a full member of the RCM at the time of application and for the duration of the project
 
Please complete the application form for Wellbeing of Women/RCM/BMFMS Entry-Level Research Scholarship 2011 and email a copy to Philip Matusavage at pmatusavage.wellbeingofwomen@rcog.org.uk. Please also send the original signed version to Philip Matusavage, Research Manager, 27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4SP to be received by 3:00pm on Monday 7th March 2011.
 
Please read the Entry-Level Research Scholarship Guidelines before completing the application form.