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Athena SWAN Ireland - How to submit in the November 2021 round

How to submit your Athena SWAN application, if you completed the intention to submit form for the November 2021 round.

How to submit your Athena SWAN application, if you completed the intention to submit form for the November 2021 round.

An intention to submit for the November 2021 round must have been sent by 5.00pm, Monday 1st November 2021. We cannot accept applications from institutions/departments that have not submitted this form. If your institution/department has completed the intention to submit form but no longer plans to submit, please let us know as soon as possible.

Please note that in light of the impact of Covid-19 there will be a rolling submission deadline for the November 2021 round (for further Covid-19 related information please see our FAQs page here). Applications may be submitted between 30th November 2021 and 28th January 2022. Submissions should be sent by email to

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Complete the form below and we will email you an information pack with links to everything you need.

Please note the letter of endorsement (section 1) must include the statement that the information presented in the application (including qualitative and quantitative data) is an honest, accurate and true representation of the institution/department, as specified on page 33 of the handbook.

Applications will be acknowledged by us by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgment that we have received your application within five working days of submitting please email us at

If you have queries, please contact the Athena SWAN Ireland team. Please be aware that response times may be longer than normal in the days leading up to and following the application deadline. We will respond to queries as quickly as possible.

All submissions are treated as confidential by Advance HE and by Athena SWAN assessment panels.  

Hard copies

We no longer request or accept hard copies of applications. We recommend all figures can be read without colour as panellists may choose to print in black and white.

Word limits for submissions

The word count for each section must be clearly indicated in the submission document. If a submission is found to be over the word limit applicants will not have the opportunity to edit their application. Any application deemed by the review panel to have exceeded the word allowance will not be assessed.

Please view our word count guidance in our FAQs for and information pack further information.

Additional words

Applicants who have been awarded additional words must clearly and prominently state the reason for these being awarded and include the email from the Athena SWAN Ireland team in which these additional words were confirmed as part of the submission. The statement should cover how many additional words have been permitted and where they have been used. Medical schools/departments are automatically eligible to receive additional words, but must still request an extension to the word limit from the Athena SWAN Ireland team.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

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