Open to practitioners who are working clinically in any healthcare setting in the UK, applicants must make their initial submissions by mid-January 2016, with the scholarship awarded and winner announced in mid-February.
The scholarship is targeting in particular those at ward sister level or equivalent: emphasis is placed not only on developing the scholar as a facilitator and leader, but also on enabling them to develop the team they work with.
The winner of the scholarship will attend a five-day residential practice development school in April 2016, with the cost of the course (plus accommodation, food and travel expenses) covered by the scholarship.
Additionally, the winner will receive a year of bespoke mentorship from FoNS to support an innovation in their practice; this will include face-to-face visits as well as support via email and telephone. The winner will also have the chance to work towards publishing a paper the International Practice Development Journal, and will be entitled to Honorary FoNS Associate registration for 12 months.
More details, including how to apply, can be found on the FoNS website.