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Non-RCN bursaries

Explore more funding options that could support your professional development. 

As a nursing professional, you can apply for a range of scholarships. bursaries and other funding opportunities offered by organisations outside the RCN.

Barbers' Company Clinical Nursing Scholarship

As a clinical nurse, you can apply for a Barbers' Company Clinical Nursing Scholarship to help you undertake further education, research or a clinical project.

You can find out more on the Warwick University website.

Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing

As a person or organisation working to ensure equality of access and equality of health outcomes in the UK, you can apply or be nominated for a Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing.

Visit the Bevan Foundation website for more information.

Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholarships

As a registered nurse or midwife, you can apply for a Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholarship to help you expand your understanding of the nursing profession to the benefit of patient care.

You can find out more on the Florence Nightingale Foundation website.

Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

As a mid-career professional, academic researcher, clinician, hospital or insurance manager, government policymaker or journalist from the UK and seven other countries, you can apply for a Harkness Fellowship. 

Fellows spend up to 12 months in the United States, working with leading US experts to study health care delivery reforms and critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the US and their home countries. Each fellowship will provide up to US$119,000 in support.

You can find out more on the Commonwealth Fund website.

Westfield Nurses Travel Scholarships

As a qualified nurse, midwife or health visitor from South Yorkshire, Trent, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire or Rutland, you can apply for a Westfield Nurses Travel Scholarship to give you the chance to witness best practice throughout the world and implement ideas and innovations that are of benefit to the NHS. 

For further information please telephone Westfield on 0114 250 2058 or email