Fellowships and Secondments

Information about the Office for Learning and Teaching Fellowships and Secondments.

The Fellowships program is aimed at advancing 'learning and teaching in higher education by supporting leading educators to undertake strategic, high-profile activities in areas of importance to the sector.' (http://www.olt.gov.au/fellowships


2015 Fellowships close Monday 2 February 2015.


The Office for Learning and Teaching offers the following Fellowships:

Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows at Deakin

Did you know?

In 2014 $1.54 million (indicative) has been allocated to fellowships.

National Senior Teaching 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, normally over the course of 12 months, contributing to various national learning and teaching events, and developing national and international networks appropriate to their fellowship activities.

  • The Office for Learning and Teaching may offer up to four National Senior Teaching Fellowships each year - maximum total funding available for each National Senior Teaching Fellowship is $250,000.
  • 2015 National Senior Teaching Fellows will be expected to commence their fellowship programme between 1 July and 31 December 2015 and they must complete by 31 December 2016. The exact starting date will be negotiated with successful nominees.  Up to six months can be added to the timeline if required.

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 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.' 

  • The Office for Learning and Teaching may offer up to six National Teaching Fellowships each year - maximum total funding available for each National Teaching Fellowship is $90,000.
  • 2015 National Teaching Fellows will be expected to commence their fellowship programme between 1 July and 31 December 2015 and they must complete by 31 December 2016.

The OLT website has a list of the most recent Fellows and project summaries, and further information and nomination instructions.

Office for Learning and Teaching Secondments

Academic Secondments aim to enhance the ties and understanding between the higher education sector, the OLT and the Australian Government Department of Education.

Academic 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 the department, and building relationships with the home institution. 

For further details go to the Office for Learning and Teaching Secondment webpage.

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:


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 learningresearch@deakin.edu.au.

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