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Sandy Dean Memorial Grant Application


Wounds Australia (Vic) aims to support its members to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in wound care in order to improve patient care and outcomes. The Sandy Dean Memorial Grant is named in recognition and commemoration of Sandys extraordinary work in wound management. Over the years, Sandy played a vital role in educating others, caring for people with wounds and updating clinical practice guidelines to provide a foundation for future practice especially in the area of pressure injury prevention. Her legacy provided the foresight to recognise the importance of supporting members to enhance their professional development through education and networking with other professionals particularly through attendance at major conferences.

The Sandy Dean memorial grant is aimed at supporting members to attend a State or International conference in the field of wound management to promote the networking and professional development Sandy was so very passionate about.

This grant opens for applications Monday 11th July 2016 and the final submission date is Close of Business (EST) Friday 5th August 2016.

Wounds Australia(Vic) is pleased to offer this grant to support members to either attend their first wound care related conference or to support members who have not attended any wound care related conference for the last 3 years.



  1. Applicant has been a member of Wounds Australia(Vic) for a minimum of 2 years.
  2. Applicant must not have received the grant within the previous 4 years of the current application to ensure equal opportunity and access for all Wounds Australia(Vic) members.
  3. Submissions will be considered for applicants to attend their first conference or for applicants who have not attended a conference for the past 3 years.
  4. The conference may be within Victoria, interstate or international.
  5. The funding can be used for expenses directly associated with the conference and may include but are not limited to:
    • Conference registration fees.
    • Travel costs associated with attending the conference.
    • Accommodation expenses associated with the period of the conference.
  6. The chosen conference must be related to wound management.
  7. The application must clearly describe the education aim, expected outcomes, and plans.
  8. The application must clearly outline the budgetary requirements that lists costs associated with the chosen conference, including:
    • Expected total costs
    • Funding being sought / obtained from other sources
    • What the Wounds Australia(Vic) funding will be used for 
  9. The application must clearly outline the capacity of the individual to fulfil the requirements of the education activity and grant requirements including past compliance of the individual with responsibilities of grant recipient.
  10. This grant is allocated at the discretion of the Wounds Australia (Vic) committee for a local, national or international conference that enhances the wound management knowledge and/or skills of its members.

Submission date is Close of Business (EST) Friday 5th August 2016


Successful applicant will be required to:

Wounds Australia (Vic):


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