Aurora 2017/18

Oct 20 2017 Posted: 12:00 IST

The Open Call for funding to attend the 2017/18 Aurora Leadership Development Programme closed at the beginning of October 2017. The OVPED received in total 57 applications.

The applications were reviewed by a small committee, and it was noted that the panel were very impressed by the overall standard of applications and the interest in the programme.  The fund available was meant to cover 15 applicants, but due to the high level of interest and standard 17 applicants were awarded funding.

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's funding. 

The OVPED would like to remind everyone that the call will open again in September of 2018.  If you have previously applied for Aurora Programme funding, please feel free to contact us to request feedback on your application.

Aurora is a women-only leadership development programme provided by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in the UK for women up to senior lecturer level or professional services equivalent in a university, who would like explore the avenues to leadership and develop their career.

The programme is delivered by the Leadership Foundation and it provides, in a social learning environment, core and adaptive leadership skills and knowledge over five single non-residential days.

NUI Galway’s Aurora programme is targeted at women in academic, support and research roles in the University – from postdoctoral up to and including AO administrative roles, Senior Lecturer, and equivalent Technical grades.