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Leadership Scholarship 2022

The Florence Nightingale Foundation has a renowned reputation across the UK for our bespoke leadership scholarship programmes. Our programmes are designed to build confidence, authority and influence in our scholars, enabling them to contribute to policy and practice at a local and national level to improve patient care and health outcomes.

Leadership Scholarship overview

The Leadership Scholarships are open to nurses and midwives working at NHS Agenda for Change (or equivalent) band 7 and above. Whether you are looking for the next step, investigating the opportunity to become a future director, aspiring to engage more with the executive board, have dreams of engaging in a systems leadership role or have reached a senior position and are looking to stretch and develop yourself beyond your previous expectations, these opportunities are for you.

For advice on writing a successful scholarship application, please watch the below video.

Our leadership scholarship programmes are open to nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). However, we also welcome applicants outside the UK with an independent funding source. These exciting opportunities are created to enable scholars to explore and discover their own leadership style and develop the essential skills to be a courageous and confident leader. For more information on our leadership opportunities please view our FNF Leadership Opportunities Brochure.

Digital Leaders Scholarship

This programme is suitable for those on track to CNIO’s/Senior digital leaders in the next two years or for those already leading digital change and aspiring to take up systems system leadership roles. These scholarships are available to nurses and midwives working in England and Wales only. To apply please complete the application form on this site and specify Digital Scholarship. For more information click here.


We are honoured to have our current and previous scholarships funded by a range of sponsors enabling nurses and midwives to apply from across the UK and Ireland. We look forward to working again with them this year and in the future.

The Foundation offers a number of specific scholarships that have been sponsored in dedication to a person or on behalf of an organisation. These include:

Programme structure

The core scholarship programme for all leadership scholarships includes
Key Dates
Scholarship Applications Open 1st Sept 2021.

20th October at 23:59

Applications close on the

3rd November at 23:59

Applications deadline extended for Digital Leaders Scholarships, now closing on the

8th November 2021

Shortlisting will be completed by

31st January, 1st and 2nd February 2022

Successful applicants notified

22nd November – 10th December 2021

Interviews will take place between

24th January 2022

Interviewees notified of the outcome no later than

April 2022

Successful applicants will begin their scholarship year in

Eligibility criteria

Our scholarships are open to nurses and midwives who are seeking to advance their personal development as credible leaders. Nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are eligible to apply for our fully funded scholarships. However we welcome applicants outside the UK with an independent funding source.

Leadership Scholarship

Application process

Information for applying online:

Upon application, you are required to upload the following information:

Please note the following:

Please apply for both Leadership and Digital Scholarship through the application on this page and if specifically digitally focused, please specify in the application form.

Programme Details