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Thursday, 25th August 2016
African Palliative Care Education Nurses Scholarship: An APCA / Global Partners in Care Partnership 2015

Introduction 

The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) in partnership with Global Partners in Care provides a limited number of scholarships each year for Palliative Care Training opportunities. 

Scholarships are awarded up to a maximum of US$ 4,000 through a competitive application process once a year. APCA and Global Partners in Care give priority to requests of Registered and Enrolled nurses to pursue palliative care training in Africa. 

What the Scholarship fund will Support in 2015

The Scholarship fund will support:

Palliative care education and training at recognized institutions in Africa for Enrolled and Registered Nurses.  Training programmes which the Scholarship supports include: 

  • Palliative care distance learning diploma and degree courses run in Africa (up to USD $4,000)
  • Special consideration on a case by case basis may be made. 

Additional funds may be awarded to nurses and social worker scholarship recipients who agree to train other health care workers in palliative care in their respective community.   

*Note: This list is not exhaustive and is presented as an indication of what the fund will cover. Other appropriate training opportunities within Africa for nurses related to palliative care may also be considered for funding.  Please see some of the courses available in Africa 

Scholarship timelines

  • Announcement of Scholarship Fund: 15th April 2015
  • Application deadline closes: 15th May 2015
  • Selection process completed: May -June
  • Candidates informed: 30th June 2015
  • Scholarships Awarded-15th July 2015

Application Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a Registered Nurse or an Enrolled Nurse residing and practicing in Africa and with evidence that they will be able to continue providing palliative care after their training (please provide a supporting letter from head of your institution confirming this).
  • Currently be involved in the provision of palliative care with a desire and commitment to enhance their skills.
  • Have applied for the course they intend to pursue (where they have an acceptance this should be attached to the application)
  • Legibly complete the application form  and attach all supporting documents requested 

Issues to note in regard to the application process

  • The offer is conditional on applicants securing admission to the Training institution and will only be awarded when this confirmation is received. Should the candidate not be accepted, the scholarship will be awarded to another candidate.
  • Successful applicants should be ready to commence the training in the current year. 

How to apply and the application Process

Applicants must complete the application form available online on both the APCA and Global Partners in Care websites.  Applicants must complete all the sections of the form and provide the supporting documents required. Please note that all applications must be completed in English and should be legible and be submitted before the closing date.  Any incomplete or illegible or late application will risk not being reviewed. 

Applicants must complete the application form available online on both the APCA and Global Partners in Care websites at www.africanpalliativecare.org or at www.globalpartnersincare.org

Filled application forms and enquiries should be emailed to nurses.scholarships@africanpalliativecare.org by 15th May 2015 and receipt will be acknowledged.