Below is a list of organisations that provide funding for health and social care professionals for education, training and research.
The professional Association of British Neurologists (ABN) offers travel and meeting bursaries to facilitate educational and research visits across the world.
There are a number of funding opportunities available via the British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapy (BAOT/COT) to support members' education, research and CPD activities.
The British Dietetics Association General and Education Trust Fund (BDA GET) Trust Fund exists to advance education and other charitable purposes related to the science of dietetics.
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS), as part of its charitable activities, administers a number of grants, prizes and awards with a view to encouraging high quality research and furthering the development of professionals with an interest in older people's healthcare.
BGS – Nurses Study Grant
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) offers a limited number of grants to trained nurses (and nurses in training) with a special interest in the care of elderly people to attend meetings and/or to visit services with an innovative approach.
The grants are available to trained nurses and to nurses still in training irrespective of professional affiliation.
BGS – Therapists Study Grant
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) offers a limited number of grants to trained therapists (and therapists in training) with a special interest in the care of elderly people to attend meetings and/or to visit services with an innovative approach.
The scheme's primary purpose is to provide funds so at least one therapist in a multidisciplinary team can be exposed to innovative educational experiences relevant to the special needs of older patients.
The grants are available to trained therapists and to therapists still in training irrespective of professional affiliation.
CSP Charitable Trust
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Charitable Trust is an independent charitable organisation and supports the advancement of physiotherapy education and research through annual awards made to student, associate and qualified members.
The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund's Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading US health policy experts.
The purpose of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) is to advance the development of neurology as the major medical specialty caring for patients with neurological disorders and to increase the availability and standards of neurological services.
The Florence Nightingale Foundation
The Florence Nightingale Foundation exists to support nurses and midwives with scholarships, mentoring and perhaps – and, most importantly, to give them the recognition they so richly deserve.
They raise vital funds enabling study at home and abroad, promoting innovation in practice, in addition to extending knowledge and skills to enable nurses and midwives to meet changing needs and improve patient care.
Guarantors of Brain
Guarantors of Brain are a registered charity offering grants and financial support to those studying both clinical and non-clinical neuroscience.
The Queen's Nursing Institute (Qni) is passionate about improving nursing care for people being nursed at home and in the community.
To help achieve this, they award educational grants to applicants undertaking accredited education courses and modules promoting excellence in community nursing.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Foundation is an independent charity supporting nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the public.
They offer a number of bursaries to fund a wide variety of learning, development and research opportunities providing the support individuals need to make a difference to quality patient care.
Skills for Care
Skills for Care can help fund those working in adult social care to develop the knowledge, skills and practical abilities needed to deliver quality care.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) funds British citizens, resident in the UK, to travel overseas to study areas of topical and personal interest, to gain knowledge and bring back best practice for the benefit of others, their profession and community, in the UK.
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