Launch of Pillar 3 Call of Human Capital Initiative

By Kieran McNally

Posted: 16 December, 2019

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The closing deadline for HCI Pillar 3 applications has now been extended to Tuesday 31st of March at 2.00 p.m.

Minister Mitchell O’Connor today announced the call for proposals under Pillar 3 of the Human Capital Initiative. This will incentivise continued reform and innovation in third level provision, building on best practice nationally and internationally, strongly supporting innovation in programme design and delivery.

The key objectives are to:

  • Increase provision in areas of identified skills need for enterprise
  • Future proof graduates with industry relevant skills for emerging technologies
  • Ensure that there is a greater focus across the whole spectrum of higher education course provision on promoting and embedding transversal skills
  • Incentivise continued reform and innovation in higher education provision building on best practice available nationally and internationally.

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are invited to submit applications from 16 December 2019 for funding under the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) call for proposals for innovation and agility. €300m over five years from 2020-2024 has been allocated for the HCI from the surplus in the National Training Fund (NTF) in line with recommendations contained in the independent review of the NTF on the use of the surplus and the development of labour market skills. This is the second call for proposals under the HCI and further calls for funding will be issued under other pillars of the programme.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PILLAR 3, Innovation and Agility (Opens 16 December 2019; Closes 12:00pm (Noon), 24 March 2020)

Further details can be obtained at the link below:

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Go to Pillar 3 Call

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