March 2023: Gender Enhancement Fund Call for Applications 2023

The Call for applications to the Gender Equality Enhancement Fund has been announced.  A fund of €250k is available with a maximum of €50k awarded to successful application. We have been successful in securing over €75k (2 awards) as lead partners through this funding call so it would be great to see UL lead a major project again in this round.  All funding proposals require a minimum of three external institution partners. Each institution is only permitted to lead on one proposal so as in the past an internal review panel will assess which proposal will be progressed as the UL led application.   The closing date for internal applications is Friday 21st .  


"The under-representation of women among staff in higher education, particularly at senior levels, is an intractable problem internationally." Click here to read more about this.

Athena SWAN Ireland Workshops and Dates.
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Race Equality Colloquium 2022 - (31 March 2022 – Virtual)
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2022: Inclusive Institutions in Action - (16-17 March 2022 – Face-to-face)
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Diversifying Leadership Programme  - (8 February 2022 - Online)
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Athena SWAN Ireland: Call for Panellists for January - March 2022 Assessment Round.
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Race Equality in Higher Education - New programmes and events portfolio for 2021-22
Click here to view the new Race Equality in Higher Education  Programmes and Events brochure for 2021-22.

Athena Swan Good Practice Initiatives

The Advance HE organisation who award the Athena Swan and Race Equality Charters has an information data base on gender and race equality initiatives in higher education. For further details please click here.

The AdvanceHE Assessment and Feedback Symposium 2021 on 4-5 November

The Advance HE Assessment and Feedback Symposium on 4-5 Novemeber 2021 will focus on the important and intersecting issues of equality, diversity and partnership. It will provide an opportunity to discuss ideas and strategies for putting the student ‘at the heart’ of assessment and feedback processes.

It will aim to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in assessment and feedback; provide evidence-informed examples and ideas for university staff and students to overcome the challenges of assessment and feedback in higher education.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Workshop Series - (from 7 October 2021 – Virtual)
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Launch of the Gender Equality Enhancement Fund 2021.
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