The aim of the Fellowship Scheme is to advance learning and teaching in higher education by supporting leading educators to undertake strategic, high profile fellowship activities in areas of importance to the sector. Through their fellowship activities, Fellows have a positive and lasting influence and impact on higher education practice in Australia.
National Senior Teaching Fellows are outstanding scholars in their fields, recognised by their home institutions for their existing and continuing leadership roles in university learning and teaching. They are usually senior academics or senior people with expertise in higher education practice and scholarship, and a record of institutional or disciplinary leadership.
Up to four National Senior Teaching Fellowships are available in 2013, with a maximum value of $250,000 each.
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.
Up to six Mid-Career fellowships are available in 2013, with a maximum value of $90,000 each.
Institutional Nomination and Selection Process
OLT Fellowships are coordinated, managed and supported by the Centre for University Teaching (CUT) on behalf of the the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Contact the Project Officer: Teaching Awards and Grants for information and assistance. If you interested in applying, then you must register that interest with CUT. Please follow the process outlined in the following document:
As part of its fellowship Program, 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 advance the higher education sector's understanding of the emerging educational environment of disaggregated learning.
Up to $310,000 is available for one research fellowship. The fellowship is expected to commence between 1 February 2014 and 30 June 2014.
The institutional deadline for nominations is Wednesday 13th November 2013.
The OLT closing date for nominations is Friday 22nd November 2013.
OLT Fellowships are coordinated, managed and supported by the Centre for University Teaching (CUT) on behalf of the the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Contact the Project Officer: Teaching Awards and Grants for information and assistance.