The Council operates an education and research grants funding program with two rounds of funding offered each year. Applications for the end of year round of Education and Research Grants funding are now open, with applications accepted up until the closing date, 1 November 2018.
The Council offers two types of grants:
1. Development and Education Grant
To provide pharmacists practising in NSW with professional development opportunities; such as attendance at a conference, seminar or workshop. The professional development activity must be related to issues relevant to the health, performance and conduct of pharmacists or pharmacy students. Maximum amount of funding for any one Development and Education Grant is $2500.
Successful Development and Education Grant recipients are able to demonstrate that not only will they benefit from attendance, but the wider pharmacy community will also benefit in some way.
2. Research and Project Grants
For research projects related to issues relevant to the health, performance and conduct of pharmacists or pharmacy students. The maximum amount for any one Research and Project Grant is $10,000.
Examples of appropriate uses include:
- A research project in a problem area identified by trends in complaints made to the Council, such as drug and alcohol addiction of pharmacists or pharmacy students.
- research into possible causes of and strategies to manage health conditions (for example depression) within the profession.
Visit www.pharmacycouncil.nsw.gov.au for application forms and guidelines.