Nicole Turney Memorial Grant 2019


Opportunities are now open to Cardiorespiratory group and Rural members.

Nicole Turney began working as a physiotherapist at Bendigo Base Hospital in 1990. She worked as a senior physiotherapist in Intensive Care at Bendigo, Box Hill and the Austin hospitals, and was an active committee member of the Victoria APA Cardiorespiratory group. In 1998, Nicole suddenly became unwell and died two weeks later at the Austin Hospital.

The Nicole Turney Memorial Grant was set-up in 1999 and aims to provide APA Cardiorespiratory group members or APA Rural members who are not yet established in research the opportunity to undertake a short course or professional development project, attend a conference, undertake preliminary research, or conduct a quality improvement project in the area of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.

The available grant, of up to $2,000, may be used to undertake a course, study or project, or to support clinical backfill for formal research. Backfill for clinical time must be included in the budget details of the application.

Applications open on 1 July 2019 and close on 1 September 2019, with the winner to be announced at the APA Conference in October.


To be eligible, applicants:

  • must be a member of the APA Cardiorespiratory group or an APA Rural member
  • must not be a recipient of previous research grants
  • must be undertaking a short course or professional development project, attending a conference, undertaking preliminary research or conducting a quality improvement project in an area of relevance to cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
  • must be willing to give a presentation, reporting on how the grant money was used, at a cardiorespiratory professional development event, as well as write a report for publication in InMotion, eNews or similar
  • acknowledge the contribution of the grant towards publications or other achievements as appropriate or relevant.


The selection criteria for the Nicole Turney Memorial Grant are based on the demonstrated benefit to the area of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, the perceived benefits or learning experiences the applicant expects to obtain, and the feasibility of the project.

Click here to apply.


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