Announcements

Expressions of Interest

Wounds Australia has an exciting 2022 planned, with several significant projects scheduled in the program. We would like to extend an invitation to our members. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from our members to fill four positions as Judges for the Wounds Australia 2022 Scholarships, Grants and Awards Program - who will be required to review applications for the following:

Rural & Remote Grant

The Wounds Australia Rural and Remote Grant of $2000 is offered annually to support a rural and remote Wound Care Professional to further develop their knowledge and network through work placement learning opportunities.
The application submissions opening date is 24 January 2022.
The assessment and judging of applications is expected to take place between 15 March 2022 to 12 April 2022.
Announcement date of the selected Grant Recipient is 3 June 2022
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Memorial Scholarship

Wounds Australia provides scholarships to support our members to develop their skills, and in turn, to achieve Wounds Australia’s primary goal ‘to reduce the harm caused by wounds’. The Memorial Scholarship is a biennial scholarship of up to $2,000 which recognises and honours individuals for their significant and lasting contributions to wound management in Australia. The scholarship is to be used towards attendance at national or international educational event(s) which may include registration, and/or travel, and accommodation.
The application submissions opening date is 7 March 2022.
The assessment and judging of applications is to take place between 26 April 2022 to 24 May 2022.
Announcements will then be held at the Wounds Australia National Conference in September 2022.

Clinical Excellence Award
The 
Wounds Australia Clinical Excellence Award was introduced in 2021 in recognition of a Wounds Australia member’s excellence in clinical services that contributed to the delivery of quality patient care. Clinical Excellence Award winners are Wounds Australia’s members who have delivered excellence in clinical services in Australia, with commitment to:

  • Enhanced clinical effectiveness
  • Clinical leadership and management, or policy development
  • Teaching and training in a clinical setting

The application submissions opening date is 4 April 2022.
The assessment and judging of applications to take place between 24 May 2022 to 21 June 2022.
Announcements will be made at the Wounds Australia National Conference in September 2022.

Fellowship Award
The Wounds Australia Fellowship Award is a prestigious award established to recognise significant service to the organisation or those who have made a significant contribution to wound management in Australia. ‘Fellow status’ is a distinction bestowed by Wounds Australia on full members in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of wound management. Among the considerations for the distinction are academic, professional, clinical, legislative, or other meritorious accomplishments.
Fellows are Wounds Australia members who have delivered outstanding leadership across at least one of the following categories:

  • Outstanding contributions to Wounds Australia Board, Portfolio, Working Group, Committee or Sub-committee activities
  • Educational Leadership
  • Research Leadership
  • Clinical Leadership

The application submissions date is 25 April 2022.
The assessment and judging of applications is to take place between 14 June 2022 to 12 July 2022.
Announcements will be made at the Wounds Australia National Conference in September 2022.

If you would like to express your interest in becoming a Judge in 2022, you can apply by emailing [email protected] detailing any previous experience you have had assessing or judging scholarship, grant or award applications.

We would like to hear from you by 5pm (AEDT) Friday, 14 January 2021.

We look forward to receiving your expressions of interest!


Professional Development Grant 2021 - Winner

The team at Wounds Australia are delighted to announce the winner of the Wounds Australia 2021 Professional Development Grant.

The successful applicant is:
Jenny Uphill, a registered nurse from NSW

Jenny will receive up to $1000 to attend Wounds Australia educational events during 2021 and 2022. Congratulations Jenny!