Commemorative Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry Scholarship Scheme

A Commemorative Scholarship has been announced in recognition of those who were affected during the 2007 C.diff outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital.

The Vale of Levin Inspiring Care Scholarship provides £25,000 for nurses. This will fund up to a total of five Scholarship projects that will re-engage nurses who have existing research skills to conduct small-scale projects or research related tasks. Many of these will lead to the development of other research funding applications. Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Candidates should have previous research experience. This could be through a Masters in Research, PhD, Clinical Doctorate or through comparable research experience.
  • Candidates should be currently employed within the NHS or within a HEI in Scotland, and should be living in Scotland. A supporting NHS or a HEI should be prepared to administer and account for received funding.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate current availability of time for research and should undertake the required fellowship or scholarship within one year of receiving the award.