Higher Education Academy LogoThe National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. The scheme is organised and run nationally by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

In 2018, the scheme is open to members of staff from all providers of higher education across all four nations of the UK for the first time. Institutions can nominate up to three individuals per annum.

The award has been running since 2000 and there are now more than 815 National Teaching Fellows, with up to 55 individuals receiving the award each year. On gaining the award, fellows play an ongoing role in enhancing teaching and learning within their institution, the HE sector and further afield.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2018 award is now open. The NTFS 2018 guidelines and criteria, slides and a recording of a webinar from a recent awareness raising event can be found below.

As submissions are made on behalf of and through the University, all nominations will be reviewed initially by a Panel consisting of the University’s current HEA Principal Fellows along with the Deans of Quality Enhancement and Assurance, Undergraduate Studies for Science, Engineering and Healthcare and Postgraduate Taught Studies for Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Business.  Successful nominees at this stage will be given guidance and support through the next stage of the formal submission process.

If you are interested in putting an application forward, please download the guidance below and use it to shape your application.  Submit your completed documentation in the first instance to cad@abdn.ac.uk, clearly marked ‘NTFS application for consideration’, by the extended deadline of 9am Tuesday 10th April.  The outcomes of this first round of institutional nominations selection will be made available in mid-April.


For further information visit the NTFS website here