Scholarships and Prizes 2002:
Miscellaneous and Multidisciplinary


The Higher Education Funding Council for England is again inviting institutions to nominate candidates for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. The scheme is intended to `celebrate excellence in teaching by recognising individuals who are outstanding as teachers and promoters of learning'.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme was run for the first time in 2000. Awards are intended to enable fellowship holders to carry out a project related to teaching and learning during their fellowship year. Initial selection of nominees is to be carried out by the institution. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is accordingly now inviting applications from individuals who wish to be considered for nomination to the award. The University's nominee will be selected in accordance with the criteria specified by the NTFS. Submissions will be considered by a panel appointed by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee. The closing date for individual submissions to the university panel will be published in the Gazette.

Information about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, including past winners of the award and the selection criteria, may be found on the Scheme's Web site ( A copy of the leaflet providing information about the scheme may be obtained from the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: Advice on preparing submissions will appear under `News' on the Institute's Web site ( during Michaelmas Term. Completed submissions, prepared in the format specified by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, should be sent in hard copy to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic), University Offices, Wellington Square by the required date.

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