Global Leadership Scholarships 2024/25

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FNF Global Leadership Scholarships

Our global scholarships are for senior nurses and midwives, working outside the UK, 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. 

Once again we are delighted to offer the fully funded Dame Yvonne Moores Global Leadership Scholarship as the legacy of our Patron and previous Chair. Please see further details below.

“Midwives care for the mothers and the babies, and ensure safe,  respectful and human-centred care at all times. At the same time, midwives too need a safe work environment, a support system and mentoring to work effectively. As a Global Scholar, I will improve my leadership style and establish healthy professional networks with other FNF scholars for cross-cultural learning for strengthening midwifery – and nursing – globally.”

Dr. Paridhi Jha, current FNF Global Scholar, Director Research and Training, Foundation for Research in Health Systems (India)

“Since I am dedicated to public service, FNF’s support for leadership development helped me discover reasoning, analysis, confidence, and grit, further deepening my calling and purpose. The benchmarking visit to thirteen London hospitals, a reunion with colleagues now in the NHS, and networking with esteemed UK nurse leaders made this scholarship journey and my first trip to the UK more meaningful as I generated innovative solutions to problems related to nursing roles.”

Randy S. Occidental, current FNF Global Scholar, Assistant Chief Nurse, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (Philippines)

“Relatively recent in post as a Government Chief Nurse I can already feel the impact of my FNF global scholarship in both my professional and personal growth, our programmes with Kings Fund and RADA have equipped me with the content I need to help me navigate and have impact on the wicked problems in health at a state and national level. As Nursing accelerates as a globalised workforce, it’s pivotal that we are led by globally intelligent and literate Nurse leaders. FNF’s Global Scholar program is the first to prepare nurse leaders for that challenge”

Karrie Long, current FNF Global Scholar, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Safer Care Victoria (Australia)

Leadership Programmes
Nightingale Frontline®
Online Learning
FNF Global

Programme Structure

The 18-month scholarship programme includes:

Applications timeline

Applications open

9 October 2023

Applications Close

9 November 2023 (extended to 8 March for Kenya CNOs)


4 December 2023 (14 March 2024 for Kenya CNOs)

Offers sent out

16 December 2023 (15 March 2024 for Kenya CNO)

Scholarships programme dates

Welcome Day

8 May 2024 (In-person, London)

King's Fund Leadership Development

9-10 May 2024 (In-person, London)

RADA Business Personal Presence & impact

14-16 May 2024 (In-person, London)

Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service

15 May 2024 (Westminster Abbey, London)

Submission of Project


Graduation / Conference (In Person - Optional)

October 2025 (London)

Application process

The application form should be completed via the link here.

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.


An FNF Global Leadership Scholarship costs £15,000.  This will include £12,500 for the core programme, residentials, professional development, and £2,500 for flights and travel expenses for participation in the in-person programme.

Once again we are delighted to offer the Dame Yvonne Moores Global Leadership Scholarship as the legacy of our Patron and previous Chair. This opportunity will fully fund the scholarship place of several senior nursing or midwifery leaders from low or low-middle income countries; to support them in developing and strengthening the nursing and midwifery voice in their nation. Please indicate on the application form if you would like to be considered for one of these places or are applying for the fully-funded Kenya CNO place.

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:


The level of development we offer our participants is one of the unique aspects of our programmes:

RADA Business: Presence & Impact Programme.

Since 1904, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art has been a global leader in its field, with alumni becoming globally celebrated names on stage and screen. RADA Business harnesses this excellence and translates it to the world of work. Usually cited as one of the most impactful parts of our programmes, this course explores how to use the body, breath and voice – core elements of effective communication – to maximise your impact, hold your space in challenging situations, strengthen your influence, and lead with confidence.

The King's Fund

King’s Fund: Leadership Development Programme

As a charity working to improve health and care, The Kings Fund provide compassionate leadership development programmes. Through virtual or face to face events or residentials, learners share their experiences and engage in immersive learning activities to support growth and development. The tailored programmes explore strategic leadership, focus on self awareness, personal development of influence, negotiation and impact.


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.