National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

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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 2022 guidance and information is available.

The award has been running since 2000 and there are now 1,034 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.

Timeline for 2021-22

  • Advance HE Webinar, Thinking about an NTFS application 3rd November 12.00-13.00
  • Intent to submit from individuals: Friday 5th November 2021
  • Initial draft application to University NTFS/CATE Panel: Monday 6th December 2021
  • Feedback from Pre-Panel: Friday 17th December 2021
  • Redrafted application deadline: Thursday 20th January 2022
  • Feedback from Selection Panel to applicants and up to three individuals selected: Friday 4th February 2022
  • Final submission to CAD for institutional support statement: Thursday 24th February 2022
  • Final submission to Advance HE by CAD: early March 2022

The Advance HE Teaching Excellence Award Lead is Dr Joy Perkins, Centre for Academic Development (cad@abdn.ac.uk).