As outlined in the Student Strategy 2016-2020 White Paper, UQ is committed to developing contemporary and comprehensive ongoing professional development provisions that support and reward teaching and learning performance and facilitate career progression (Goal 3, Initiative 4).

As part of this commitment, the University is supporting a pilot group of academic and professional staff and RHD students to apply for a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship. The pilot group will be funded and supported by the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI).

HEA Fellowship pilot group

The HEA Fellowship pilot group will be drawn from staff and PhD students from across the University. Mid career and early career teaching staff, professional staff who support teaching and learning at UQ and PhD students who have experience in teaching are encouraged to submit an expression of interest. There will be a limit of 25 participants in the pilot group.

To submit your EOI to participate in the next HEA program please click here.

Meet our 2017 HEA recipients

Photos from the 2017 HEA Fellowship Awards Ceremony

  • Eligibility

    Applicants wishing to participate in the HEA Fellowship pilot group must fulfil the following eligibility:

    • Have teaching experience or experience supporting teaching and learning;
    • Hold an academic or professional appointment of at least 0.5 FTE;
    • Ordinarily a hold an appointment for a three-year term (if a staff member’s appointment is less than three years at the time of application they need to present a special case to explain why they should be considered); and
    • Have the support of their Head of School and Executive Dean or equivalent (e.g. Head of Division) to commit the time required to complete an application.
    • Be prepared to help foster a HEA Fellowship community at UQ on successful application by agreeing to:
    • Mentor other staff through the application process;
    • Present at school, faculty and/or other UQ fora, such as Teaching and Learning Week;
    • Be prepared to contribute to the development and delivery of HEA Fellowship support activities in the future; and
    • Contribute to building an ongoing HEA Fellowship community.
  • Anticipated time commitment

    To develop a successful Fellowship portfolio, HEA Fellowship pilot group participants will have the opportunity to attend the equivalent of three days (24 hours) of scheduled information sessions, workshops and mentoring sessions before the end of February 2017. In addition to these scheduled sessions, applicants will be required to invest further time to develop their application. As a guide, an application may take approximately three weeks (100-150 hours). The time commitment may depend on the level of the Fellowship and the material the applicant already has which may be repurposed as part of the HEA Fellowship application. 

  • Expression of Interest (EOI) Process

    Expressions of Interest currently closed

    Information session

    A one-hour information session for all those wishing to find out more about the HEA Fellowship will be held on the 7th of November. Register for this event via Eventbrite here.


    Those wishing to apply to be part of the pilot group are required to complete the Expression of Interest form. Applications are to be submitted to ITaLI by 14 November 2016 via

    Notification of EOI outcome

    ITaLI will notify applicants and the respective Heads of Schools/Divisions and Executive Dean or equivalent (e.g. Head of Division) of the outcome of their EOI by 16 November 2016.

  • Support for HEA Fellowship pilot group participants

    The University will cover the costs associated with submission and assessment of the Fellowship application.

    ITaLI will support pilot group participants by:

    • Providing advice and guidance on application content;
    • Facilitating critical friend and mentoring support;
    • Coordinating application writing sessions; and
    • Providing administrative support.
  • Key dates

    Expressions of Interest currently closed

    Below are the key dates for the HEA Fellowship pilot group:

    27 October 2016 Invitation to nominate sent to Faculties, UQ Graduate School, Student Affairs Division and ITaLI 
    27 October - 14 November 2016 Applicants develop their EOI
    7 November 2016 Information session hosted by ITaLI
    14 November 2016 EOIs submitted to ITaLI via
    16 November 2016 Final pilot group announced by PVC(T&L) 
    28 November 2016 HEA Fellowship Introduction Session hosted by ITaLI (for confirmed pilot group participants) 
    28 November - 24 February 2017 Application development, including workshops, writing sessions and one-on-one mentoring 
    8 - 10 February 2017 TBC Writing retreat (offsite)
    24 February 2017 Applications submitted to ITaLI for submission to HEA. 


  • Supporting Documents - Expressions of Interest 

    Expressions of Interest currently closed

  • Supporting Documents - Applications