BACCN Grants & Scholarships

The British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) invites its members to apply for grants (up to £500) and scholarships (up to £2000) for attendance at conferences, practice development and research. The aim of the awards is to enhance skills, knowledge and competence in critical care nursing to improve patient care and outcomes. These awards are offered three times each year in March, July and November Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how their proposal will enhance their own practice so as to improve patient care and outcomes. 

Successful applicants of grants (up to £500) will be expected to submit a 500 word article to Nursing in Critical Care News section. Scholarship applicants (up to £2000) will be expected to submit a full article to Nursing in Critical Care for peer review, or an abstract for oral presentation at the National BACCN conference (conference registration, accommodation and travel expenses to be met by the applicant) during the year following their successful application.

Timescale & Information About The Funding

The closing date for applications is 31st March, 30th July, and the 30th November each year. If you would like your application acknowledged when it is received, please confirm this in your email. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing within 6 weeks of the closing date.

Applicants may apply for any amount up to £500 for a grant, and £2000 for a scholarship. Recipients of awards will be required to submit invoices and/or receipts pertaining to the expenditure in order to receive payment.

How To Apply

There is an online application form split into 5 parts -
1. Award details.
2. Employment.
3. Qualifications.
4. Name, address, etc.
5. Proposal text (see below)

We regret we are unable to accept hard copy applications.

Proposal text please write a proposal of no more than 500 words. This should be typed and double-spaced without your name on as applications are anonymous for judging. It must be in MS Word - .doc, Rich text - .rtf or Adobe - .pdf form.

You should aim to demonstrate how your proposed grant/scholarship will:
1. have a positive impact on clinical practice
2. improve the patient experience
3. contribute to personal and professional development
4. advance the art and science of critical care nursing

PLEASE NOTE: Applications that do not meet the stated terms and conditions, including the closing date, will not be accepted. Applications cannot be accepted for degree courses, postgraduate studies or salaries.