National Teaching Fellowship Scheme
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS), which is administered by the Higher Education Academy, aims to celebrate individuals who make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience.
The key points of the Individual Award strand are:
- There are NO categories as such - so institutions nominate up to three individuals 'who can demonstrate excellence in supporting the student learning experience in higher education'.
- Up to fifty-five awards of £10,000 are made to recognise and reward individual excellence, which may be used for personal development in learning and teaching. The Individual Awards aim to raise the profile of learning and teaching; recognise and celebrate individuals who make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience; and provide a national focus for institutional teaching and learning excellence schemes.
- Applications are in the form of: a signed statement of support from the institution; a claim for the Fellowship (max 5000 words); and a brief CV (max 3 pages).
- The scheme is opened in January with the deadline for applications normally being mid-end of March each year.
Full information on NTFS Individual Awards can be found on the HE Academy website.
Who can apply?
The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), in consultation with Faculty Education Directors and previous NTF winners, identifies those members of staff who are in a good position and have a strong case in applying for a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF). Such members of staff may have previously gained internal recognition for their contribution to education, such as by winning a University Teaching Award or a University Teaching Fellowship.
The University has established a 'University Teaching Fellowship Scheme' in which it will award fellowships each year through open competition to members of staff to facilitate their ability to spend a dedicated period of time (up to one year) on pedagogical research and disseminating innovative and high-quality teaching and learning practices at a national (or even international) level. These fellows will be expected to apply for a National Teaching Fellowship.
- It is an opportunity to be recognised by the Faculty and the University for your contribution to learning, teaching or assessment.
- The scheme provides a personal reward that can be used to improve teaching; for example, a visit to another institution in the UK or overseas, the purchasing of hardware or software to support teaching, or even to buy out your time to develop new teaching practices.
- It will contribute to raising your profile for promotion.
Current National Teaching Fellows
- Professor Sarah Baillie from the School of Veterinary Sciences (2010)
- Mr Rogelio Vallejo from the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (2006).
- Dr Dudley Shallcross from the School of Chemistry (2004).
- Dr Robert Partridge - Academic Registrar (2005).
More information is available from the Higher Education Academy website or contact Mike White in the Education Support Unit.