Call for Proposals for Pillar 1 Graduate Conversion



The Human Capital Initiative (HCI) will deliver an investment targeted towards increasing capacity in higher education in skills focused programmes designed to meet priority skills needs. These needs are identified though the detailed and comprehensive framework now in place under the National Skills Council, including  publications from the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU), the work of the Regional Skills Fora, the NTF Advisory Group, the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, and direct involvement of employers. The HCI will also respond to the targets outlined in the National Skills Strategy, Technology Skills 2022, and other government strategies. It will seek to promote innovative and responsive models of programme delivery, and to enable the higher education system to respond rapidly to changes in both skills requirements and technology.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PILLAR 1, Graduate Conversion (Opens 16 January 2020; Closes 13.00 hrs, Thursday 5 March 2020)

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are invited to submit applications from 16 January 2020 for funding under the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) call for proposals for graduate conversion. €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 third call for proposals under the HCI and further calls for funding will be issued under other pillars of the programme.

Further Details:

Click on the blue link below to access the Pillar 1 Call Document. This call will close at 13.00hrs, Thursday 5 March 2020.

See also the links below for making an application to Pillar 1 and for details on our separate Springboard+ 2020 call.

HCI Pillar One

Make an application to HCI Pillar 1

Springboard+ 2020

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