Round Status: Closed

The OLT’s Fellowships Programme advances learning and teaching in higher education by supporting a group of leading educators to undertake strategic, high-profile activities in areas of importance to the sector.

There are two types of OLT Fellowships:

  1. National Teaching Fellowships are awarded to prominent scholars in their disciplinary fields, recognised by their home institutions for their capacity to make significant contributions to educational leadership into the future.  National Teaching Fellows undertake a short programme 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.
  2. National Senior Teaching Fellowships are awarded to outstanding scholars in their fields, recognised by their home institutions for their existing and continuing leadership roles in university learning and teaching. National Senior Teaching Fellows exercise leadership in undertaking a significant programme 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.
  • Project duration

    2016 Fellows will be expected to commence their fellowship programme of activities between 1 July and 31 December 2016 and they must be complete by 31 December 2017. 

  • Funding

    A maximum of $90,000 is available for each National Teaching Fellowship.

    A maximum of $250,000 is available for each National Senior Teaching Fellowship.  

  • Key dates
    Action Responsibility Due Date
    Register to attend the Writing Successful OLT Fellowships Proposals Workshop / confirm intention to apply for an OLT Fellowship  Applicant By Friday, 25 September 2015
    Writing Successful OLT Fellowships Proposals Workshop ITaLI 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Monday, 28 September 2015
    Advise ITaLI of your intent to apply for a Fellowship via email to teaching.awards.uq.edu.au  Applicant By Friday, 13 November 2015
    Provide draft proposal, including institutional statement of support, to ITaLI for feedback via email to teaching.awards@uq.edu.au Applicant By Friday, 27 November 2015
    Feedback provided to applicant on draft proposal  ITaLI By Friday, 11 December 2015

    Head of School to endorse proposal via an email confirming they:

    • have read the draft proposal and support the proposed project
    • support the time commitment of the applicant, as outlined in the budget

    Emails should be sent to teaching.awards@uq.edu.au

    Applicant to request HoS send email By Tuesday, 12 January 2016
    Head of Faculty to endorse proposal by signing the nomination form  Applicant to coordinate sign off with Head of Faculty By Tuesday, 12 January 2016
    Provide close to final proposal, including nomination form, institutional statement of support and references, to ITaLI for final review and institutional endorsement via teaching.awards@uq.edu.au Applicant Wednesday, 13 January 2016
    Nomination form and institutional statement of support signed by the Vice-Chancellor returned to applicant ITaLI By Wednesday, 27 January 2016
    Application submitted by applicant to the OLT via email to learningandteaching@education.gov.au Applicant By 5:00pm local time Monday, 1 February 2016

     

  • How to apply 

    Step 1: Review the Fellowships Programme Information and Nomination Instructions, including the guidelines, eligibility criteria and application process. 

    Step 2: Register to attend the workshop and confirm intention to submit a proposal via the online registration form

    Step 3: Attend the Writing a Successful OLT Fellowship Proposal Workshop from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on Monday, 28 September 2015.

    Step 4: Advise ITaLI of your intent to apply for an OLT Fellowship via email to teaching.awards@uq.edu.au no later than Friday, 13 November 2015.

    Step 5: Prepare proposal, ensuring the following components are included:

    • Nomination cover pages
    • Institutional statement of support
    • Written statement from nominee
    • Description of proposed fellowship rationale, activities, outputs and impact
    • Budget and justification
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three references
    • Photograph

    Step 6: Submit draft proposal, including institutional statement of support, to ITaLI for feedback via teaching.awards@uq.edu.au no later than Friday, 27 November 2015.

    Step 7: Feedback on draft application provided to applicant by Friday, 11 December 2015.

    Step 8: Revise proposal to incorporate feedback.

    Step 9: Provide close to final proposal, including institutional statement of support, to Head of School for endorsement. Head of School is required to endorse proposal via an email confirming they have read the proposal and support the application. Emails should be sent to teaching.awards@uq.edu.au no later than Tuesday, 12 January 2016.

    Step 10: Provide close to final proposal to Head of Faculty for endorsement. Head of Faculty is required to sign the nomination form to confirm they support and authorise the proposal. Provide signed nomination form to ITaLI via teaching.awards@uq.edu.au no later than Tuesday, 12 January 2016.

    Step 11: Provide close to final proposal, including institutional statement of support and references, to ITaLI for final review and institutional endorsement via teaching.awards@uq.edu.au no later than Wednesday, 13 January 2016.

    Step 12: ITaLI will coordinate institution endorsement with the Vice-Chancellor and will return the signed institutional statement of support to the applicant by Wednesday, 27 January 2016.

    Step 13: Submit final proposal to the OLT via email to learningandteaching@education.gov.au by 5:00pm local time, Monday, 1 February 2016. 

  • Documentation
  • Workshop

    Writing a Successful OLT Fellowship Proposal Workshop – 1:00pm – 3:00pm on Monday, 28 September 2015. Click here to find out more. 

    Click here to register for the workshop and confirm intention to apply for a fellowship.