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UCL launches the Athena SWAN Catalyst Fund

6 February 2020

The Athena SWAN Catalyst Fund provides small grants (normally up to £3,000) to support departments or faculties in realising Athena SWAN Charter related activities.

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UCL is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected.

Whilst we are proud that we were the first university to admit women on equal terms with men (1878), and to admit students of any religion at our founding (1826), we recognise that a lot remains to be done to realise gender equality. 

The Athena SWAN Catalyst Fund provides small grants (normally up to £3,000) to support departments or faculties in realising Athena SWAN Charter related activities. This could include:

  • Salary costs to support preparing an Athena SWAN submission, especially where it can be evidenced that there are challenges to resources
  • Athena SWAN related events such as lectures, workshops and training
  • Undertaking Surveys and focus groups
  • Funds to support participations in career-related events

Download the guidance for more information on the Athena SWAN Catalyst Fund

 

 

Timelines for 2019/20:

  • Applications open: 31st January
  • Applications close: 28th February
  • Confirmation of successful applications: 16th March