The Nicolette Peel Award: 2024 Applications are open
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.