The Mary McClymont Fund was established in recognition of Mary McClymont’s contribution to community nursing research and education. Mary had particular interests around community nursing in Africa and health visiting for older people. One of her major contribution was to the council for Education and Training of Health Visitors (CETHV) and in particular to the Principles of Health Visiting which have remained largely unchanged since 1977. To reflect this, ICCHNR is offering a limited number of small bursaries up to a maximum of £500 to enable community nurses to either:

  • Attend the ICCHNR conference
  • Create some dedicated time to undertake preparation for a research project such as a literature review or a grant proposal.

Whilst applicants from Africa are encouraged to apply, applicants from other developing countries are also welcome to apply. (NB developing countries are defined as all countries with a Human Development Index below 0.699 as reported by the UN Development programme Report 2015, The trustees welcome applications from community nurses who fulfil the following criteria:

The applicant is a practising registered community nurse and can provide evidence of registration in their country

Provides a strong rationale as to why the funding is not available elsewhere

Applying for funds for the 7th International ICCHNR conference in Vaxjo, Sweden in June, 2021

ICCHNR is pleased to receive applications to the Mary McClymont Fund to support community health nurses from developing countries to attend this event.

Deadline 30th September 2020, Decision notification 15th December 2020

Applications to be emailed to: Professor Sally Kendall,

The criteria is as follows:

  1. The applicant will apply for attendance at the ICCHNR Community Nursing Conference in Sweden, 2021 only
  2. Applicants may apply for fields of study or presentation in categories outside of older people’s health, across all fields of health promotion
  3. The total grant is a maximum of £500 per person. Two awards will be made on merit. The Trustee’s decisions will be final.
  4. Successful applicants will be informed by email by 15th December 2020.
  5. Successful applicants will be responsible for arranging their registration for conference, travel, accommodation and visa requirements. These items may be costed within the grant.
  6. All other criteria and instructions to applicants are below:


A full Curriculum Vitae (resume)

A proposal of a maximum of 2 sides of A4 in size 10 font that details the following:

– Name and address of applicant

– Current work position

– Aim of the conference attendance

– Details of a paper that will be presented at the conference:

  • Background
  • Outline of the content, including any methods or details of service/practice development/delivery
  • Ethical issues if any

– Justification for funding

– Outline of costs

–  Details of visa requirements (if any)

– Bank details to which payment should be made

Applying for funds towards a research project:

The application should:

Demonstrate how the proposed work will contribute to the public health of older people in their locality

Show how the proposed work can be completed within 12 months of receiving the bursary

It is a requirement of the trustees that successful applicants provide a report of their work on the completion of the project and make the work public through diverse means of dissemination, including publication. The Mary McClymont Fund should be acknowledged in any such public dissemination.

Applicants are required to submit to the Trustees by 31st March each year:

A full Curriculum Vitae (resume)

A proposal of a maximum of 2 sides of A4 in size 10 font that details the following:

– Title of project

– Name and address of applicant

– Current work position

– Aim of the proposal

– Background

– Outline of the proposed work, including any methods or analytical techniques

– Ethical issues if any

– Expected outcome including learning outcomes, development, patient outcomes if any

– Expected output including reports, publications, seminars, inventions, patents

– Justification for funding

– Outline of costs

– Bank details to which payment should be made

Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered, neither will applications received after 5pm GMT on 31st March. Electronic applications are acceptable.

All applications will be reviewed and successful applicants notified by 1st June of the same year. Unsuccessful applicants will also be informed and provided with feedback. Payment will be by international BACS transfer.

Successful applicants will monitored every 3 months.

Applications should be emailed to ALL the ICCHNR trustees: