Florence Nightingale Foundation & Council of Deans of Health: Leadership Scholarship Partnership Programme
New Leadership Scholarship Programme Launched for Aspiring Deans
Are you a senior educator, researcher or practitioner looking to take on a role as a Dean of a university faculty with nursing, midwifery or AHP programmes? Would you like to take your career to the next level and receive a total of up to £15,000 (see now below).
The Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Council of Deans of Health are partnering to pilot a 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 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 individual improvement project within their institution
Applications are welcome from all those who are looking to become a Dean of a faculty with AHP, nursing or midwifery programmes. Applicants can be from any of the four UK home nations and from any AHP, Nursing or Midwifery background.
These scholarships are a collaboration between the Florence Nightingale Foundation, the Council of Deans of Health and the recipients’ institutions.
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 sponsor demonstrating their support for the application, agreement to funding and study leave.
Applications for 2014-15 Scholarships will open on 3rd March 2014 and close on Wednesday 24th September 2014