New awards for Scottish nurse and midwife researchers announced

Researchers can be awarded up to £500 under government initiative

Scotland’s chief nursing officer Fiona McQueen has announced a new awards scheme for nurses, midwives and allied health professional (AHP) researchers based in the country.

Fiona McQueen
Fiona McQueen

Researchers can nominate themselves, or nominations for teams or colleagues can be submitted for the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Awards 2015.

They will recognise excellence in three categories – ‘innovation’, ‘impact or potential for impact’ and ‘personal achievement/development’.

The innovation award covers ideas, services or research methods, while the impact award will recognise research that has had or has the potential to have significant impact on services and outcomes.

Research that has added important knowledge towards the training of nurses, midwives and AHPs could also be recognised in this category.

The personal achievement/development award is for early career researchers showing promise as high quality researchers or for examples of exemplary research leadership within the NHS or a higher education institution.

Nominees will be invited to an event in Edinburgh in the autumn where the winners will be announced. Each winner will receive up to £500 to be used for travel towards their research.

Self-nomination is preferred, but a nomination from a third party will be accepted.

The application form can be found at or by emailing or

Completed forms should be emailed to Karen Stanton by midnight on June 30.

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