Scholarships and Prizes 2005:
Miscellaneous and Multidisciplinary
NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP SCHEME
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme is run by the Higher Education Academy on behalf of HEFCE. 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 of their choosing related to teaching and learning during their fellowship year. In 2004, there were three categories of award: for `Experienced Staff' who have been teaching for more than six years, for `Rising Stars' who have been teaching for fewer than six years, and for `Learning Support Staff'. Initial selection of nominees is to be carried out by the institution. The University's nominee will be selected in accordance with the criteria specified by the NTFS. A panel appointed by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee will consider submissions. 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 www.heacademy.ac.uk/1043.htm). Guidance in preparing an application may be obtained from Graham Gibbs of the Oxford Learning Institute (telephone: (2)86809, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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.