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8 Apr 2024

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 Scholarships and Grants program. Nominations are also now open for the CRANAplus' 2024 Australian Remote Health Awards. Browse award categories and support opportunities.

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Aus­tralian Remote Health Awards

Each year we are delight­ed to run our annu­al awards pro­gram, which includes the pres­ti­gious Auro­ra Award — Remote and Iso­lat­ed Health Pro­fes­sion­al of the Year, as part of our com­mit­ment to cel­e­brat­ing excel­lence in remote nurs­ing prac­tice. This year we will also be offer­ing awards includ­ing the Excel­lence in Remote and Iso­lat­ed Health Prac­tice Award spon­sored by James Cook University/​Murtupuni Cen­tre for Rur­al & Remote Health, Ear­ly to Remote Prac­tice Award spon­sored by Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty – Rur­al and Remote Health, and the Col­lab­o­ra­tive Team Award. Here’s your chance to nom­i­nate one of your col­leagues and acknowl­edge their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the rur­al and remote health sector. 

Nom­i­na­tions are now open.


Under­grad­u­ate Remote Place­ment Scholarships

Are you an under­grad­u­ate nurs­ing, mid­wifery or allied health stu­dent seek­ing sup­port for an upcom­ing remote health place­ment? Thanks to Aussiewide Econ­o­my Trans­port, Zeitz Enter­pris­es, HES­TA and Hut­Six cur­rent under­grad­u­ate stu­dent Mem­bers can apply for sup­port to expe­ri­ence remote health firsthand. 

Our Under­grad­u­ate Remote Place­ment Schol­ar-ships pro­vide up to $1,000 to cov­er the cost of fares, trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion asso­ci­at­ed with clin­i­cal place­ment. They are offered in two rounds each year to cur­rent CRANAplus under­grad­u­ate stu­dent Mem­bers enrolled as under­grad­u­ates in a health dis­ci­pline at an Aus­tralian University. 

Appli­ca­tions are now open for place­ments being held dur­ing the first six months of 2024.

Gayle Wood­ford Memo­r­i­al Scholarship

Joint­ly spon­sored by CRANAplus and Flinders/​College of Med­i­cine and Pub­lic Health, the Gayle Wood­ford Memo­r­i­al Schol­ar­ship cov­ers all course fees for a Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Remote Health Prac­tice through Flinders University.

It is award­ed to one suc­cess­ful appli­cant each year on the basis of the like­li­hood and lev­el of con­tri­bu­tion the recip­i­ent will make to remote and Indige­nous health, with study to com­mence the fol­low­ing year. Eli­gi­ble RNs, Indige­nous health prac­ti­tion­ers, allied health pro­fes­sion­als and med­ical offi­cers with an approved health-relat­ed degree or qual­i­fi­ca­tion from an approved ter­tiary insti­tu­tion are encour­aged to apply.

Sub­mit your schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion.


Nurs­es Memo­r­i­al Foun­da­tion of SA Grants

Thanks to the gen­eros­i­ty of the Nurs­es Memo­r­i­al Foun­da­tion of South Aus­tralia Inc., we are able to offer a lim­it­ed num­ber of grants to assist CRANAplus Mem­bers (reg­is­tered as a nurse and/​or mid­wife and work­ing in a remote/​rural area) to attend our cours­es. The funds make learn­ing acces­si­ble by con­tribut­ing to the fees and costs asso­ci­at­ed with course atten­dance. Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander nurs­es are strong­ly encour­aged to apply. 

Appli­ca­tions are now open for cours­es being held dur­ing the first six months of 2024

Coun­try Women’s Asso­ci­a­tion (CWA) Rur­al & Remote Nursing/​Midwifery Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Grant

The CWA Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Grant, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with CWA NSW, sup­ports the devel­op­ment of rur­al and remote health pro­fes­sion­als and stu­dents, par­tic­u­lar­ly nurs­es and mid­wives. Appli­ca­tions are open to reg­is­tered nurs­es and mid­wives, and enrolled nurs­es who cur­rent­ly live in a rur­al or remote set­ting clas­si­fied MMM 4 – 7, who work in a clin­i­cal role and are enrolled in a pro­gram of study, course, inten­sive or place­ment to gain new skills and knowl­edge rel­e­vant to their prac­tice and set­ting. The pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment activ­i­ty must be under­tak­en with­in 12 months of the appli­ca­tion clos­ing date.

Sub­mit your schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion.

Spon­sor a Scholarship

CRANAplus invites organ­i­sa­tions or indi­vid­u­als to spon­sor CRANAplus schol­ar­ships. Spon­sor­ship rep­re­sents an invest­ment in the remote health work­force and offers unique brand­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, includ­ing expo­sure at key events and inclu­sion in pub­li­ca­tions. Sub­mit an Enquiry.