The Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant is awarded to the author of the highest scored abstract from a nurse in a rural location.  The intention of the Grant is to cover travel, registration and per diem expenses of one rural critical care nurse to attend the ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) or other critical care-related conference or course.

Peter and Annie Cowdroy established the Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Trust in memory of their son, Mike Cowdroy, a well-known country rock musician from the band Southbound, who died in intensive care after a horrific car crash in 2003.

To date $25,000 has been raised by the friends, family and community for the Trust.

“This trust will provide an ongoing benefit in the area of rural intensive care education and training for nurses,” said Peter Cowdroy.

To ensure an ongoing commitment to the intensive care community, Peter and Annie placed the Trust under the care of the Intensive Care Foundation where the income earned from the trust is used to fund an annual education grant for rural nurses.

Applying for a Cowdroy Grant

Applications are now invited for the 2017 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant. Please read the Mike_Cowdroy_Grant_Guidelines_2017 before completing the Mike_Cowdroy_Application_Form_2017

Application deadline has been extended! Applications now close at 6pm (AEST) on Monday, 10 July 2017 

Past recipients

2016 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
Anu John
Julie Vengua

2015 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
Hee-Jin Choi
Karena Spencer

2014 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
No award was made in 2014

2013 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
Debra Hobijn

2012 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
Heather Hoey

2011 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
Julie Greaves

2010 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
Anne Russell

2009 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
Sue Hale

2007 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
A/Prof Cheryl Benn