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The Norah Faith Coniam Award

Awarded for: 
Improving midwifery care and practice around baby loss and bereavement
Award Amount: 
Maximum £1,500
Student Midwife or NMC Registered Midwife
Next Application Round: 
1 Dec 20231 Feb 2024
Next Awards Announced: 
Jun 2024

The Norah Faith Coniam Award: 2024 Applications are open

Funding is available for midwifery-based projects and plans that will lead to improvements in care through practice, education, research or management studies. Each application is judged on its individual merits.

About the Norah Faith Coniam Award

  • Applications will address issues around baby loss and bereavement, including early pregnancy loss
  • Was first awarded in 2023
  • Awarded annually
  • Available for student midwives, and midwives registered with the UK NMC
  • Maximum award available £1,500
  • 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 addressing issues around baby loss and bereavement, including early pregnancy loss.

This could include:

  • Training courses to develop specialist skills
  • Travel to conferences, either as an attendee or to share research findings
  • Developing services for pregnant women, birthing people and families experiencing, or who have experienced, the loss of a baby at any stage in pregnancy or after birth
  • Assistance with academic fees for Masters or PhD studies
  • Organising study days for local midwives
  • Undertaking research which will benefit midwives or women/birthing persons, babies and/or families

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


Lauren Trepte,  a clinical research team leader at West Middlesex University Hospital, who will use her award to research the use of virtual reality headsets as a support method during clinical procedures associated with pregnancy loss, as part of her Masters of Research in Womens Health and Reproductive Science.