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.
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 2013.
- 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.
- National Teaching Fellows will be expected to commence their Fellowship between 1 July and 31 December 2013.
Information and Nomination Instructions
- 2013 National Senior Teaching Fellowships nomination form DOC (updated August 2012)
- 2013 National Teaching Fellowships nomination form DOC (updated August 2012)
Nominations close Friday 1 February 2013.
Successful Fellows will be announced in late April/early May 2013.
Summary and Annual Reports
A summary of all current and completed Fellows’ programs.
These reports provide an overview of the Fellowships Scheme outcomes and processes.