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 rolling submission deadlines from AdvanceHE for November 2023, April 2024 and November 2024 are as follows:
- 30 November 2023 – 19 January 2024
- 30 April 2024 – 14 June 2024
- 30 November 2024 – 17 January 2025
Please click here for further details on the application process.
Some additional information which will help with your Athena Swan Submission Application:
- Athena SWAN Top Tips for Departments
- Important items to note when preparing your Athena SWAN Application
- Ten Reasons you might not get a Bronze Athena SWAN Award
- Athena SWAN Overview of the Extended Charter
- Applying for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award
Athena Swan Ireland Charter - Information pack and applications forms for Academic Departments
In this pack, Academic Departments will find all the information and materials they need to apply for an award under the Athena Swan Ireland Charter. Click on the following link for more details:
Athena Swan Ireland Charter - Information pack and applications forms for Professional Units
Click here for more details.
Institutional Application Forms and Resources
Click here to view the AdvanceHE Athena Swan Ireland Institution Information Pack
Click here to view the Athena Swan Institution Silver Application Form
Department/Schools Application Forms and Resources
Click here to view the AdvanceHE Athena Swan Ireland Department Information Pack
Click here to view the Athena Swan Ireland Bronze Application Form for Departments
Click here to view the Athena Swan Ireland Department Renewal Application Form
Click here to view the Athena Swan Ireland Silver Application Form for Departments
Click here to view the Athena Swan Ireland Gold Application Form for Departments
Click here to view the Athena Swan EDI Literacy Glossary
January 2022: Preparing for Self Assessment
February 2022: Working with Data
February 2022: Intersectionality Guide
The Intersectionality Guide is the result of a collaborative project between Carlow College and Institute of Technology Carlow - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Capacity Building in Advancing Intersectionality. The project comprised a symposium Gender and Race in Higher Education: Good practice and competing inequalities which was facilitated by Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice, and Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education, University of Birmingham and the development of this guide.
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