TUF travel grants for nurses

Individual Grant award: £600

The Urology Foundation wishes to support those working in urology to improve their knowledge of and skills in urology through education and training.  We invite nurses who specialise in urology, to submit an application for a grant of up to £600 to attend an educational or training course or conference which you feel would help you in your clinical practice. As the fund is limited, this is a competitive grant, judged by the Scientific and Education Committee and a Nursing Panel. Up to two awards can be made per quarter.

Grants for courses are awarded quarterly. Closing dates are:

  • 1 January
  • 1 April
  • 1 July
  • 1 October

The award must be taken up within a six-month period, otherwise the grant will be forfeit. Grants are not transferable. 

Please include the following information in your applications:

  1. Your name, your current title & role, your professional or trainee registration number and/or your professional body.
  2. The name and location of the course/conference and the dates you wish to attend.
  3. The reason for attending and the benefit that would be derived from attendance, ie:
    • why you think this conference would help your development (highlighting aspects from the academic programme)
    • how attending this conference will help the department
    • how attending this conference will help urology patients.
  4. A letter of support from the head of department or supervisor
  5. A current curriculum vitae (pertinent details only - maximum of 2 pages)

Items 1-3 above should take up no more than two sides of A4 and must be on your hospital or practice letterhead.

Criteria for funding

All applications submitted by the due date will be circulated to The Urology Foundation’s Scientific & Education Committee or Nursing Panel for consideration and a decision should be received within three weeks.  In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • Attendance at a conference directly related to your speciality
  • The potential benefit that would be derived from the course/conference
  • Preference will be shown to those who may be presenting a research paper funded by TUF

In addition, grant recipients must agree to the following terms:

  • Must acknowledge TUF funding
  • Must produce a short report of the visit.

© TUF, Updated 25th January 2016

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