Aspiring Deans Leadership Scholarships
The Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Council of Deans of Health partner on this leadership scholarship scheme for aspiring Deans.
This is a unique opportunity to undertake a leadership development programme that brings together both the health and higher education aspects of a Dean’s role. As well as tailored opportunities based on an individual assessment and specific elements addressing leadership in higher education, recipients will also join the cohort of Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholars and have the opportunity to build a network with senior leaders across a range of healthcare settings. The scholarships have three broad aims:
- to develop and enhance the individual’s leadership skills across a health and higher education setting;
- to help define long term career objectives and maximise professional impact; and
- to work on an improvement project within their institution
Criteria for selection
These scholarships are a collaboration between the Florence Nightingale Foundation, the Council of Deans of Health and the recipients’ institutions.
Applications are welcome from all those who are looking to become a Dean of a faculty with nursing, midwifery or AHP programmes. Applicants can be from any of the four UK countries and from any Nursing, Midwifery or AHP background.
Your organisation is expected to support your application and, by agreeing to provide 50% of the scholarship cost (£7,500), be of the view that you are capable of being fast-tracked to more senior leadership positions. Your organisation should also provide a letter from the Dean of Faculty or equivalent demonstrating their support for the application, agreement to funding and study leave.
Applicants require a supporting letter from the the Dean of Faculty or equivalent agreeing study leave for 2017 - 18 and the organisation’s commitment to fund 50% of the award made by The Foundation.