In the past 10 years, 17 research grants have been awarded by the Nursing Research Foundation totalling approximately $150,000.
Grants have been awarded for a range of research topics including
support for graduate nurses
assessment of people with mental illness and concurrent drug and alcohol abuse
improving the care of bariatric patients
improving discharge processes in partnership with consumers
Grants for research projects are available to any nurse who is a member of the RPH Nursing Research Foundation. Grants are awarded on an annual basis following committee assessment of the application. The research project should aim to advance nursing knowledge to improve patient care.
Applications for the NRF 2018 grant round have closed. Next NRF grants are planned for September 2019.
The current nursing staff can join the Foundation with a simple payroll deduction of $1 per week. Please see your Nurse Manager who can help you with this process or send us a message.
Also former members of the nursing staff who make a minimum donation of $100 per annum are very welcome to join. Please send us a message
Who is eligible to apply for a grant?
Grants for research projects are available to any nurse who is a member of the RPH Nursing Research Foundation.
How do I apply for a grant?
The researcher will need to submit the application for a research grant in the timeframe indicated during the grant cycle. The dates of the cycle will be advertised on the Royal Perth Hub, Foundations website. The application forms will be available on the Foundation website.
Where can I obtain advice regarding undertaking research?
Royal Perth Bentley Group, Nurse Researcher, ph 92242976
Do I have to apply each year to continue getting the grant?
The grant awarded will be for the duration of the project even if the project continues longer than the year.
(DANCE: Does the strategic initiative “Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care” affect positively the quality of nursing care delivered at Royal Perth Bentley Group?)
Dr Heather Kidd (RN), Dr Lucia Gillman (RN), Ms Dori Lombardi (RN) and Ms Maha Rajagopal (RN).
Improving the hospital discharge process to minimize patient readmission: a partnership with consumers.
Kelly-Ann Hahn RN RPH, Assoc.Prof.Michelle Kelly Curtin, Dr Jill Adams RN Curtin, Prof. Gavin Leslie RN Curtin, Linda Brealey RN RPH