National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

The University of Aberdeen is currently NOT accepting NTFS applications.

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The 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 University nominates up to three individuals per competition round. Usually, it takes several years of planning, evidence collecting and professional development to devise the NTFS application. So, it is never too early to discuss how to get started!

The scheme is led nationally by Advance HE and managed at the University by the Centre for Academic Development. Further NTFS 2024 guidance and information is available.

The award has been running since 2000 and there are now over 1,000 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.

For further information contact the Centre for Academic Development (

Advance HE – Teaching Excellence Awards 2024

Advance HE, in collaboration with the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF) and the CATE Winners’ Network (CATE-Net) will again be presenting a series of free, virtual roadshows in 2023-24 to support those interested in applying for the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) or the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS). To book a place visit: