Information about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS)
note that applicants should have HEA Fellowship (any level) or be working
can find further information about the NTF scheme on the Advance HR website and consult Advance HE’s downloadable Guidance
documentation for potential nominees.
While the details of any future scheme may change, to date individuals have been expected to demonstrate evidence of:
Individual excellence: of enhancing and transforming student outcomes and/or the teaching profession, demonstrating impact commensurate with the individual’s context and the opportunities afforded by it.
Raising the profile of excellence: of supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning and/or the teaching profession; demonstrating impact and engagement beyond the nominee’s immediate academic or professional role.
Developing excellence: of the nominee’s commitment to and impact of ongoing professional development with regard to teaching and learning and/or learning support.
Information about the CATE Scheme
You can find further information about the CATE scheme on the Advance HE website and consult Advance HE’s downloadable Guidance documentation for potential nominees.
Please note that the team leader must not have an active application for NTFS running at the same time as a CATE application. Staff members of the team must have Fellowship (any level) or be working towards it.
While the details of any future scheme may change, to date teams have been expected to demonstrate evidence of:
Excellence in the team’s collaborative approach. Evidence of excellence in the team’s approach to working collaboratively, commensurate with their context and the opportunities afforded by it.
Excellence in the impact of collaborative working. Evidence of the team having a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning, including beyond their immediate academic or professional area.
Reviewers will be looking for evidence of reach, value and impact.
Resources to help you
View a previous HEA webinar recording on NTFS 2018
While some details are likely to change for any future schemes, the webinar covers some useful hints and tips on preparing a good application.
Download Sally Brown's presentation slides
In preparation for NTFS 2019, the former Chair of the Association of National Teaching Fellows, Prof Sally Brown, kindly ran a session for all Edinburgh Napier staff interested in being considered for nomination for this prestigious national teaching award. Sally helped aspiring nominees better understand what makes a good application and helped them think about the kinds of evidence they need to be gathering to maximise their chances of success.
Have a go at reviewing your own work using the NTFS Self-assessment Checklist.