Advance HE officially opens the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) 2019 and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) for nominations today, Wednesday 9 January.
The National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. The award has been running since 2000 and there are now over 860 National Teaching Fellows, with up to 55 individuals receiving the award each year. Institutions may nominate up to three individuals per annum.
The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) was introduced in 2016 and recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning, highlighting the key role of teamwork in higher education.
Since last year, both schemes have been open to members of staff from all providers of higher education across the four nations of the UK. All awardees play an ongoing role in enhancing teaching and learning within their institution, the HE sector and further afield.
Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Advance HE Director of Membership and Accreditation, said, “Advance HE is very proud to lead on these awards. Both NTFS and CATE have a really important role in recognising outstanding teaching by individuals and teams. They also in provide superb examples of great practice for others in the sector. I’m sure the 2019 entries will be as inspirational as the one we have seen in previous years.”
Nominations for NFTS closes Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 15:00 (BST), and nominations for CATE close Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 15:00 (GMT).
Further information about the awards and how to enter can be found here.
A series of support workshops are being facilitated nationally by members of the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF). The workshops provide support and advice for individuals applying for National Teaching Fellowships. You can book onto these free events here.