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Global Leadership Scholarships

FNF Global Leadership Scholarships

Our global scholarships are for senior nurses and midwives who are looking to take the exciting next step to develop their leadership abilities.  

By providing a unique, quality leadership experience, the FNF Global Leadership Scholarships will provide senior global nurses and midwives with the opportunity to meet the challenges of leading modern workforces and health systems.  

FNF Global Leadership Scholarships will develop their authentic individual leadership style; learning from a global mentor whilst implementing a project to improve health services in their own nation and being exposed to senior policy and government level decision makers. 

This year we are delighted to announce the Dame Yvonne Moores Global Leadership Scholarship as the legacy of our outgoing Chair. This opportunity will fund the scholarship place of a senior nursing or midwifery leader from a low or low-middle income country; to support them in developing and strengthening the nursing and midwifery voice in their nation. 

If you would like to be considered for this scholarship please indicate this on your application form.

Leadership Programmes
Nightingale Frontline®
Online Learning
FNF Global
Programme aims and outcomes
  • Tailored personal and professional development plans.
  • Access to the very best in leadership development programmes delivered in collaboration with The King’s Fund and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).
  • Support of an experienced mentor.
  • Access to an international network of like minded nurses and midwives.
  • Personal and professional life changing experiences.
  • Benefits for the employing organisation.
  • Contribute to the evidence base of improved patient and health outcomes.
  • Award of a “Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholar”.
  • Invitation to attend the Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey, London.
Eligibility Criteria and Funding

Our Global Leadership Scholarships are for nurses and midwives working at a senior level. 

Examples include the most senior nurse or midwife in an organisation or nation with strategic responsibility for the nursing and midwifery workforces.  

Global Leadership Scholarships eligibility criteria: 

  • Senior Nurse or Midwife holding a valid registration in their country of practice.
  • Support from their organisation or nation.
  • High level of competence in written and spoken English. 
  • Employed outside the UK (exception for new Welsh opportunity – Feb 2023).


An FNF Global Leadership Scholarship costs £15,000. This will fund the core programme, a personal budget for the scholars for individual international development opportunities relevant to the scholar’s work, and travel and accommodation for participation in the in-person programme.

There are a small number of FNF funded places for the Global Leadership Scholarships, one which is reserved for a nurse or midwife from a low or low-middle income country. You can indicate on the application form if you would like to be considered for one of these places.

We welcome applications from potential scholars who are self-funding or who have alternative sources of funding.

Applications timeline

9 November 2022

Applications open

9 November 2022
16 February 2023

Applications Close

16 February 2023
February 2023


February 2023
Early March 2023

Offers sent out

Early March 2023

Scholarships programme dates

April 2023

Welcome day (Virtual)

April 2023
June / July 2023

RADA Business three day programme (In Person)

June / July 2023
June - July 2023

King's Fund Residential (In Person)

June - July 2023
June / July 2023

Policy Influencing and Strategy (In Person)

June / July 2023
May 2024

Westminster Commemoration Service (In Person - Optional)

May 2024
May 2024

Submission of Project

May 2024
October 2024

Graduation / Conference (In Person - Optional)

October 2024

Application process

The application form should be completed via the link on this page.

The application process will then follow the applications timeline above.

Programme Structure

The scholarship programme includes:

Realise your potential with the Florence Nightingale Foundation

We offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop your nursing or midwifery career whilst improving clinical and health outcomes. Benefits include:

9 /10
of scholars rated the overall scholarship experience as excellent
95 %
of scholars identified that their scholarship had a positive impact on their career
80 +
scholarships awarded by the Foundation every year


The selection process will be underpinned by an open and transparent process based upon learning from other education recruitment and the process will include activity to positively influence equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI).  Unsuccessful applicants will be given personalised written feedback and opportunity to meet with a member of the interview panel for verbal feedback.

We intend to capture data that will help us understand how well the recruitment process is working and enable us to make improvements for future recruitment. Data collected and utilised will be subject to data processing rules and only data relevant to the application itself will be available for those involved in the shortlisting and selection process.


Our scholarships are developed and delivered in partnership with highly reputable and renowned partners including:


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