Fellowships and How to Nominate

Aims of the Fellowships Program

The Fellowships program encourages excellence in learning and teaching in higher education by supporting individuals who have the educational expertise and leadership skills to:

  • identify educational issues across the higher education system and to facilitate approaches to address these issues
  • devise and undertake a significant program of activities that will advance learning and teaching in Australian higher education
  • stimulate strategic change in higher education institutions
  • raise the profile of learning and teaching in higher education and the prestige associated with the pursuit of excellence in teaching
  • show leadership in promoting and enhancing learning and teaching in higher education and exploring new possibilities
  • establish and build on national and international partnerships in learning and teaching in higher education
  • foster national and international collaboration and collegial networking for sharing research, innovation and good practice in learning and teaching
  • contribute to the growing community of scholars in higher education learning and teaching.

Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP) Research Fellowship

The OLT is providing funding for a single National Senior Teaching Fellowship in a unique opportunity for a highly qualified individual to support the work of the Higher Education Standards Panel.

The Higher Education Standards Panel Research Fellow will undertake a significant program of work to support the Panel's work and advance the higher education sector's consideration and understanding of the emerging educational environment of disaggregated learning. The program is expected to be consistent with the aims of the OLT Fellowships program. The Fellowship is expected to commence between 1 July 2014 and 31 December 2014.

  • One Fellowship is available in 2014.
  • Maximum total funding available for the fellowship is $310,000, consisting of the usual funding for a National Senior Teaching Fellow of $250,000 and an additional $60,000 to host a national forum.

The Higher Education Standards Panel (the Panel) is an expert Advisory Body established under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011. The Panel has been established to provide independent advice to the Commonwealth Minister(s) responsible for tertiary education and research. More information, including membership of the Panel, is available at www.hestandards.gov.au

Please refer to the information and nomination instructions for further details.

Information and Nomination Instructions

  • 2014 Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP) Fellowship Information and nomination instructions  PDF | DOC

Closing Date

Nominations have closed.

National Senior Teaching Fellowships

National Senior Teaching Fellowships are awarded to outstanding scholars who are respected leaders in learning and teaching in higher education. National Senior Teaching Fellows undertake a significant program of fellowship activities, contribute to various OLT events and develop national and international networks appropriate to the Fellowship activities.

National Senior Teaching Fellows are expected to establish a collaborative team of internationally recognised scholars and to lead an extended seminar as part of their Fellowship program.

National Senior Teaching Fellows will normally be expected to be released from all or most academic activities for one year.

  • Up to 4 National Senior Teaching Fellowships are available in 2014.
  • Maximum funding available for each National Senior Teaching Fellowship is $250,000 

National Teaching Fellowships

National Teaching Fellows are prominent scholars in their disciplinary fields, recognised by their home institutions for their capacity to make significant contributions to educational leadership into the future.  They are normally early or mid-career academics engaged in the scholarly practice of learning and teaching in higher education.  National Teaching Fellows undertake a short program of activities over the course of three to six months, addressing an identified learning and teaching issue within their institution or discipline, with the goal of enhancing disciplinary or inter-disciplinary teaching and learning within their institution, and beyond. National Teaching Fellowships were previously known as Mid-Career Fellowships.

  • Up to 6 National Teaching Fellowships are available.
  • Maximum total funding available for each National Teaching Fellowship is $90,000.

Information and Nomination Instructions

  • 2014 Fellowship Information and nomination instructions  PDF | DOC  (updated January 2014)

Nomination Forms

  • 2014 National Senior Teaching Fellowships nomination form DOC  (updated September 2013)
  • 2014 National Teaching Fellowships nomination form DOC  (updated September 2013)

Closing Date

Nominations have closed and successful Fellows will be announced in late May/early June 2014.

Reports

Summary and Annual Reports 

Assessment Reports