The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) offers annual Visiting Fellowships to academics with an established track record in scholarship closely aligned to the strengths of the Institute.

ITaLI is a service-focused unit directed by Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Doune Macdonald. We provide leadership, engagement and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics.

ITaLI's aim is to transform teaching and learning across the University through the delivery of faculty-prioritised and executive-prioritised projects and services.

The Visiting Fellowship program brings to the Institute exceptional academics that can enrich the work of ITaLI.

Now open for applications

Applications are accepted in an ongoing manner, and will be closed when the funding allocation for the year is spent.

Program objectives

The purpose of the Visiting Fellowship program is to bring to the Institute exceptional academics that can contribute to the work of ITaLI, as well as to enrich its intellectual and research activities.

During their time at the Institute, Fellows will be expected to be in residence in Brisbane and to be working at ITaLI on the activities outlined in their application during the period of appointment.

The Institute provides Visiting Fellows with fully equipped office accommodation, computers, IT support, internet connections, access to the network of The University of Queensland libraries, administrative support and other normal academic privileges.

Above all, Visiting Fellows have the opportunity of interacting with a thriving intellectual community in the fields of teaching and learning.

Academics or researchers with a broad interest in the scholarship and teaching areas of ITaLI are invited to apply for an appointment as a Visiting Fellow.

Program information

Length of Visiting Fellowship

Visiting Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging up to three months.

Obligations of Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows are expected to meet the following obligations:

  • pursue scholarly activities that explore program architecture or releasing capacity
  • participate in the Institute's activities, as a member of the Institute
  • present at least one public seminar on their area of expertise
  • suitably acknowledge the membership of the Institute in any publication, conference paper or research report that results from research done wholly or partly at the Institute or with the Institute’s support; and
  • inform the PVC (T&L) of any publication, conference paper or research report that results from research done wholly or partly at the Institute or with the Institute's support.


Successful candidates will be eligible for up to a maximum of AUD$10,000 to reimburse the costs of the most direct economy flight from their place of residence, living and accommodation expenses (all funds claimed will only be reimbursed on the basis of receipts provided).

How to apply

Expressions of interest for the Visiting Fellowship program must be accompanied by the following:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a proposal outlining activities to be conducted that explore program architecture or releasing capacity
  • dates of the proposed visit, indicating duration of stay.

Please note Fellowships are to be undertaken within the same calendar year. The final decision on the appointment of Visiting Fellows rests with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning). For more information on visiting The University of Queensland, read the Visiting Academic policy.

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