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Undergraduate Remote Placement Scholarships

Our undergraduate scholarships empower nursing, midwifery and healthcare students to experience remote health firsthand by providing up to $1000 to cover the cost of fares, travel and accommodation associated with clinical placement. They are offered in two rounds each year to current CRANAplus student members enrolled as under­grad­u­ates in a health dis­ci­pline at an Aus­tralian University. Read about the experiences of other students.

Round 1: As of 2022, 11 January to 30 June for place­ments during same period.

Round 2: As of 2022, 1 July to 31 December for place­ments during same period.


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. Applications are open from 11 Jan to 30 June.


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 eligible CRANAplus members to attend our courses or annual conference. The funds make learning accessible by contributing to the registration fees of registered nurses or midwives working in remote or rural areas. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses are strongly encouraged to apply.

Round 1: As of 2022, 11 January to 30 June for courses during same period.

Round 2: As of 2022, 1 July to 31 December for courses/conference during same period.


Annual CRANAplus Awards

CRANAplus has a longstanding tradition of recognising excellence within the remote health sector through our annual awards. We generally accept nominations in the first half of the year, which are subsequently judged by experts in the field, before winners are announced at our annual conference. Award categories adapt to the needs of the sector, though our flagship award, The Aurora Award, consistently recognises the Remote and Isolated Health Professional of the Year. If award nominations are presently open, they will appear below.

Discover past winners

Spon­sor an award or scholarship

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

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