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Application Process

Universities, research institutions and individual departments may apply for various Athena SWAN Awards.  Applications are accepted in April and November each year and applicants must indicate their intention to apply two months prior to the closing date in order to be considered.

The extended deadlines from AdvanceHE for November 2020 and April 2021.

Rolling submission deadlines (Nov. 2020 & April 2021)

In addition to the rolling submission deadline for the April 2020 assessment round, AdvanceHE will be accepting applications in the November 2020 and April 2021 assessment rounds on the basis of the following rolling deadlines: 30 November 2020-29 January 2021; 30 April 2021-30 June 2021. Award validity will continue to be calculated on the basis of the April and November submission deadlines (i.e. applications received between 30 November 2020-29 January 2021 will be valid until November 2024). 

Please click here for further details on the application process.

Some additional information which will help with your Athena SWAN Submission Application:

Action Plans

Complete details of the Award types, application process and FAQs is available on the Equality Challenge Unit Athena SWAN site and in the Athena SWAN Charter Awards Handbook - Post May 2015