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The Nicolette Peel Award

Awarded for: 
Projects or training to improve the maternity care of vulnerable pregnant women and birthing people
Award Amount: 
Maximum £2,000
Eligibility: 
Student Midwife or NMC Registered Midwife
Next Application Round: 
1 Dec 20241 Feb 2025
Next Awards Announced: 
May 2024

The Nicolette Peel Award: 2024 Applications now closed

This is a new Award for 2024. Funding is available for midwifery-based projects and plans that will lead to improvements in care through practice, education, training, or research. Each application is judged on its individual merits. 

About the Nicolette Peel Award

  • Applications will be for projects or professional training to improve the maternity care of vulnerable pregnant women and birthing people
  • To be first awarded in 2024
  • Awarded annually
  • Available for student midwives, and midwives registered with the UK NMC
  • Maximum award available £2000
  • Black and Brown midwives or student midwives can apply for a Dora Opoku Midwives Award or Dora Opoku Student Midwives Award at the same time

Is your project eligible?

You are invited to apply for this award for midwifery-based training, research, or a project, focused on improving the maternity care of vulnerable pregnant women and birthing people. Vulnerable people could include, but are not limited to:

- those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases

- those struggling with addictive substance use or who experience family violence or intimate partner violence

- migrant pregnant women and birthing people or those who have difficulty reading or speaking English

-  pregnant women and birthing people who are younger than 20

Applications could include: 

  • Training courses to develop specialist skills
  • Travel to conferences, either as an attendee or to share research findings
  • Developing services for vulnerable pregnant women and birthing people
  • Assistance with academic fees for Masters or PhD studies
  • Organising study days for local midwives
  • Undertaking research which will benefit midwives or vulnerable pregnant women and birthing people

See What do we fund? for more information.

Applications are made online. Please read the Application Guidance (link above or see our general video guidance) and our Privacy Policy carefully before applying.

Previous Winners

2024

Georgina Leech, Perinatal Mental Health Midwife at King's College Hospital, who will use her award to take a Non-Medical Prescribing Course at London South Bank University, enabling her to embed non-medical prescribing into her specialist clinic supporting vulnerable women and birthing people.