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Leadership Fellowship

as part of EUniWell #Research

EUniWell Leadership Fellowship

The EUniWell Leadership Fellowship is a training programme within the Research Leadership Hub of the EUniWell Research Training Academy. It supports researchers in developing and improving their leadership skills with the help of an innovative methodological approach. The training specifically targets mid-career researchers who have recently taken over first leadership responsibilities, or are about to do so. A central focus of the programme is to equip participants with the ability to effectively guide others in their work and professional development, especially as supervisors and principal investigators, and under a well-being agenda. Fellows have the unique opportunity to network with international colleagues, gaining valuable insights into European leadership concepts and perspectives. Additionally, they benefit from peer-to-peer guidance, facilitating the exchange of personal experiences, and the development along individual learning paths.

Leadership skills and well-being

To foster and accelerate innovation and excellence, leadership should enable a team and each of its members to develop to their full potential. Today’s global challenges, societal developments and frequent transformations, however, question the traditional approach to leadership and call for a new way of working together. Along EUniWell’s vision, fellows will be supported in becoming leaders for this new way of working together by acquiring skills that enable them to empower diversity, promote well-being and effectively guide their teams. 

The Fellowship has a dual objective: to foster leadership skills and facilitate the application of these skills within the fellows’ teams. This is achieved through a comprehensive and innovative approach that encourages self-reflection on individual skills and experiences while providing methods and tools for practical implementation.

Based on a profound discussion of leadership models and theories which reflect EUniWell’s vision and mission, the programme will equip fellows with theoretical and methodological tools to 

  1. efficiently guide and communicate in interdisciplinary, intersectoral and diverse teams, and 
  2. create a healthy and empowering working environment in which goals are achieved and team members can flourish according to their unique talents. 

Both skills will help fellows to develop their leadership competencies and foster co-creational and effective collaboration.

Training rounds

The EUniWell Leadership Fellowship Programme is developed under the umbrella of the EUniWell #Research project as part of the H2020 programme under the Science with and for Society (SwafS) call. The Programme receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035821.