Neonatal Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship


  • Quality improvement (QI) project, with ethical approval, that led/would lead to practice change in their perinatal clinical area
  • Education initiative that was piloted, introduced and evaluated in their perinatal clinical area
  • Low/negligible risk research project to trial a new product/policy/guideline in their perinatal clinical area
  • Ethics approved nurse or midwifery-led research study


  • Financial member of PSANZ
  • Not a past recipient of a PSANZ New Investigator Award or other major awards
  • Does not have a higher research degree (but can be working towards one)
  • Not higher than Level B if an academic (lecturer)


  • One full registration to PSANZ Annual Congress, valid for 2 years then void
  • $500 travel award if Congress is not in the city they reside in, valid for 2 years then void 

If the recipient is an Aboriginal, Maori, Torres Strait orPacific Island First People neonatal nurse or midwife, an additional $500 travel award will be payable to facilitate Congress attendance. If the Congress is being held in the city of residence of the recipient, local travel costs only would be awarded as determined by the PSANZ Board.

How to apply

  • Applications are now closed.

The successful applicant will

  • Will be notified following abstract submission reviews
  • Participate in the PSANZ Congress (e.g. join the PSANZ Academy and be involved in the abstract review, scoring poster presentations or chairing sessions)
  • Participate in PSANZ Early Career Research activities at the annual congress
  • Write a report on the experience for the PSANZ membership