The Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant
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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 for the 2020 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Grant will officially open on 4 March 2020.
Please check the Mike_Cowdroy_Grant_Guidelines_2020 for details.