Information about Office for Learning and Teaching Fellowships and Secondments
2014 Fellowships close Monday 3 February 2014.
The Office for Learning and Teaching offer the following Fellowships:
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. National Senior Teaching Fellows exercise leadership in undertaking a significant program of fellowship activities over the course of 12 months, contribute to various national learning and teaching events, and develop national and international networks appropriate to their fellowship activities. (Office for Learning and Teaching 2013 Fellowships program, Information and application instructions, version 1.0, page 1)
Up to four National Senior Teaching fellowships are available with a maximum $250,000 funding available for each fellowship.
It is anticipated that in most cases National Senior Teaching Fellows will undertake their Fellowship between 1 July 2014 and 31 December 2015.
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 nine to twelve 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.' (Office for Learning and Teaching 2013 Fellowships program, Information and application instructions, version 1.0, page 1)
Up to six National Teaching Fellowships are available with a maximum $90,000 funding for each fellowship.
It is anticipated that in most cases National Teaching Fellows will undertake their Fellowship between 1 July and 31 December 2014.
In 2014 $1.54 million (indicative) has been allocated to fellowships.
Academic Secondments aim to enhance the ties and understanding between the sector, the OLT and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).
Secondees will carry out a program of work for the Government and the higher education sector on strategic priorities. Those seconded will be a source of academic advice and support to the staff of the OLT, with the aim of broadening staff capability within DIISRTE, and building relationships with the home institution. For further details go to the Office for Learning and Teaching 2013 Fellowships website.
Up to two academic Secondments are available with funding of approximately $150,000 each.
For further information visit the Office for Learning and Teaching Fellowships website for program, information and application instructions.
Thinking about nominating for a Fellowship?
Here are some helpful pointers from a recent OLT Fellowship Workshop:
- A fellowship is not a project
- A fellowship is solutions focused
- A national fellowship thinks and acts locally
- A senior fellowship thinks and acts nationally
- A fellow is a leader; a fellowship is fundamentally about leadership and change
- Thoroughly read the information/nomination instructions, available on the OLT website
- Read the '7 Pillars of Coalition HE policy'
- Visit the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows website
In writing a nomination the nominee needs to have a thorough and current understanding of what's happening in the sector and show that understanding. They must demonstrate leadership, have a dissemination strategy, identify short and long term goals and have concrete outcomes. Show the impact on teaching and learning and how it might improve the teaching experience, build capacity and effect change.
For further assistance in your nomination application please contact the Learning Research and Evaluation Coordinator on 035247 9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org