2020 Funding Calls


Description 2020 Key Dates
Human Capital Initiative Ministerial launch of Springboard+ 2020 and HCI Pillar One courses likely to be in early May.
ICT Summer Camps Deadline for proposals 28th February 2020
Senior Academic Leadership Initiative SALI Call opens May 2020, call closes October 2020. Results announced December 2020
Gender Equality Enhancement Fund Call opens end April 2020. Call closes start June.
Multi-campus Support Mid October 2020 TBC
Teacher Education: Programmes to upskill qualified teachers to teach mathematics, physics, Spanish 24 January 2020: Deadline for expression of interest

2 March 2020: Deadline for submission of proposals

April 2020: communication of outcome of call

Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation Pilot Scheme (EEDPS) TBC
Technological University Transformation Fund Call closes 21st August 2020

TSAP – Call for Upskilling Programmes for Teachers

Arising from the Teacher Supply Action Plan (TSAP), proposals are invited for flexible programmes to upskill registered post-primary teachers to teach Mathematics, Physics, and Spanish. The Call for Proposals is being managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills (DES).

To specifically address teacher supply challenges experienced in Irish medium schools, proposals for programmes to upskill teachers to teach the targeted subject in an Irish medium setting are particularly welcome.

Proposals in line with the criteria outlined in the call document should be submitted to the HEA in electronic format before 5pm on 2 March 2020 to teachereducation@hea.ie.

Eligible institutions that intend to submit a proposal(s) are requested to return an Expression of Interest form to teachereducation@hea.ie no later than 24 January 2020.

Requests for clarification should be directed to teachereducation@hea.ie. Responses will be provided via a FAQ document, which will be published on the dedicated call page on the HEA website at regular intervals.






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Senior Academic Leadership Initiative


Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are invited to submit applications for funding under the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI) Call 2019, in line with the requirements set out in the Call for Applications. This Call is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills (DES).  Following a competitive process based on an annual Call for applications from HEIs, the HEA will approve a defined number of new and additional senior academic leadership posts to successful HEIs.  It is envisaged that 45 senior academic leadership posts will be awarded to HEIs over three years to assist in accelerating gender balance at senior levels.

The Senior Academic Leadership Initiative aims to help achieve equality of outcome in the higher education sector. New and additional senior academic leadership posts will be funded in areas where:

  • there is clear evidence of significant gender under-representation
  • where this appointment will have significant impact within the HEI and the relevant faculty/department/functional unit
  • where they would be a proportionate and effective means to achieve accelerated and sustainable change within an institution

Deadline for submission is 12.00 18 October 2019


FAQs updated 19 September 2019

Please submit questions to sali@hea.ie

Senior Academic Leadership Initiative Call Portal

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Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund


Eligible Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that expressed an interest are invited to submit proposals for funding under the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Tuesday April 2nd 2019 (GMT).This call is now closed.

Click here for the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund application portal

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