Scholarships, Awards & Grants

Scholarships, awards and grants are offered by ACNN and private families for a wide range of activities or in recognition of service to neonates and families.

Opening, Closing & Notification dates for 2023

Opening date*
Closing date Notification date
1 March
15 March
25 April
1 June
15 June
25 July
1 October
15 October
25 November

*Earliest date for sending documents to 


  • Open to ACNN members who have been financial members for 18 consecutive months or more.
  • Registered with AHPRA as a nurse or midwife. 
  • Currently working in neonatal nursing in any of the following capacities - clinical, education, management, research.
  • The application process is competitive. Please ensure your application is of high quality and complete. Only complete applications formatted and provided as outlined within the checklist will be accepted
    Incomplete applications will be returned.
    Applications may be resubmitted for the same round before the closing date or a subsequent round once complete.
  • Please CLICK HERE for further details and how to apply. 


Award nominations are accepted and assessed in the lead up to International Neonatal Nurses Day (15 August), The ACNN National Conference (September) and World Prematurity Day (17 November). 

Please CLICK HERE for further details and on how to nominate a colleague or neonatal nurse. 


A number of grants are offered by ACNN branches to support members within individual states. Please CLICK HERE for further details of the individual grants. 

Updated 25 April 2023