2022 is gearing up to be a BIG year here at Wounds Australia! 
An essential component of the work of Wounds Australia is supporting and providing services to our members, those wound and health care practitioners who deliver essential care to Australians living with wounds. 
A key element of our support is the awarding of a range of grants, scholarships, awards and fellowships to Wounds Australia members to assist in their professional learning and practice.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Rural & Remote Grant
The $2000 Rural and Remote Grant is offered annually to support a wound care professional practicing in a rural or remote setting to further develop their knowledge and professional network through work placement learning opportunities. 
The grant enables the recipient to arrange a placement with a metropolitan area wound centre, plastics practice, or multidisciplinary foot centre or with a clinical mentor with specialist wound expertise. Applicants must live and work in rural and remote locations within Australia, for example outer regional, remote or very remote areas, as defined by the Australian Government Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area classification and the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

Applications have now CLOSED.

The 2022 Grant Recipient will be announced on 3 June 2022.

Memorial Scholarship

The Wounds Australia Memorial Scholarship recognises individuals for their significant and lasting contributions to wound management in Australia. The biennial scholarship of a maximum $2,000 supports attendance at national or international educational and professional learning event(s).

Scholarship applications open on 21 May 2022.

Assessment and judging of applications will be conducted between 24 May - 24 June 2022.

Announcements of the 2022 Scholarship recipient will be made at the Wounds Australia 2022 Conference (14 – 17 September).

Clinical Excellence Award

Established in 2021, the Wounds Australia Clinical Excellence Award recognises excellence in clinical service by a Wounds Australia member.

Clinical Excellence Award recipients demonstrate a professional commitment and dedication to excellence in clinical services that:

  • Enhances clinical effectiveness
  • Contributes to clinical leadership and management, and policy development
  • Delivers teaching and training in a clinical setting

Award applications open on 4 June 2022.

Assessment and judging of applications will be conducted between 21 - 30 June 2022.

The 2022 Wounds Australia Clinical Excellence Award will be announced at the Wounds Australia 2022 Conference.

Fellowship Award

The Wounds Australia Fellowship Award recognises significant service and contribution to the organisation and/or wound management in Australia.  ‘Fellow status’ is a prestigious distinction bestowed by Wounds Australia on full members in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of wound management. Contributions across a number of areas are considered in the awarding of a Fellowship including academic, professional, clinical, legislative, or other meritorious accomplishments.

Fellows are Wounds Australia members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership across at least one of the following categories:

  • Outstanding contributions to the activities of the Wounds Australia Board, Portfolios, Working Groups, Committees or Sub-committee
  • Educational Leadership
  • Research Leadership
  • Clinical Leadership

Fellowship nominations open on 25 June 2022.

Assessment and judging of nominations will be conducted between 26 June – 12 July 2022.

The awarding of Fellowships will be made at the Wounds Australia 2022 Conference.

If you interested in being a member of an assessment and judging panel for 2022, please follow the link to complete the expression of interest form. For further information please contact [email protected].

Professional Development Grant 2021 - Winner

Wounds Australia is delighted to announce the winner of the Wounds Australia 2021 Professional Development Grant.

Jenny Uphill, registered nurse (NSW)

Jenny will receive up to $1000 to attend Wounds Australia professional learning and education events during 2021 and 2022.

Congratulations Jenny!