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9 African Palliative Care Association Scholarship Fund for Nurses & Social Workers, 2019

The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) in partnership with Global Partners in Care (GPIC) in the USA provide a limited number of scholarships each year for palliative care training opportunities. APCA and GPIC recognise the important role nurses and social workers play in providing holistic palliative care services for people with life threatening and life limiting illnesses and their families.

Host Institution(s):

Any recognised institution of higher learning offering palliative care training in Africa. Examples include: Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa/Hospice Africa Uganda, Mildmay Uganda, Nairobi Hospice/Oxford Brooks University in UK, University of Malawi and University of Cape Town in South Africa.

For Social Workers, study can also be in form of a fellowship/experiential learning from an institution such as a hospice or palliative care programme with well-established social work services. Such a fellowship will be undertaken from a recognised hospice and palliative care institution and APCA will verify eligible programs through the national palliative care association and/or Ministry of Health.

Number Scholarships available:

  • Five (5) scholarships for nurses
  • Four (4) scholarships for social workers

Level/Field of study:

  • Diploma, degree or master level studies in palliative care. For degree and master level studies, those in the final year of study will be given preference.
  • Social workers can also undertake clinical fellowship/experiential learning.

Eligibility Criteria:

    • A qualified nurse or social worker with a degree or diploma residing and working in Africa
    • Has obtained a place on a desired palliative care course in an institution in Africa recognised by APCA or a hospice recognised by the national palliative care association or Ministry of health for social workers who apply to undertake experiential learning.
  • Currently licensed in nursing or social work, where applicable
  • Able to legibly complete the application
  • Able to obtain full support from place of work to undertake the course
  • Able to serve the institution of work for at least a year after completion of the training
  • Willing to provide support towards future fundraising for the scholarship fund. This may be in form of thank you letter, sharing experience through articles, video testimonial, or skype interview with GPIC and APCA.

Value of African Palliative Care Association Scholarship Fund for Nurses & Social Workers.

  • USD 2,500 each for nurses
  • USD 1,500 each for social workers. This amount will however vary depending to the option of study, either formal course or experiential learning at a hospice.

Method of APPLICATION:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by downloading and filling the application forms through the “Form” button below:

FORM – Nurses

FORM – Social Workers

OFFICIAL LINK

Should you require additional support or information contact the scholarships officer at APCA by telephone +256 393 264978 or email to:nurses.scholarships@africanpalliativecare.org for nurses scholarships and  socialwork.scholarship@africanpalliative.org  for social work scholarships.

Scholarship application deadline :19th April 2019