National Teaching Fellowship Scheme open for individual and team entries

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is now open for individual and team entries for 2017

The NTFS is an umbrella scheme which is made up of a range of awards, including National Teaching Fellows and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence.  The NTFS recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals and teams who have made an outstanding impact on student learning and the teaching profession.  The HEA are now inviting nominations for both National Teaching Fellows and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2017.


National Teaching Fellowship:   Up to 55 individual NTF awards will be made in 2017, in recognition of individual excellence. On gaining the award, each NTF has a role to support the enhancement of learning and teaching in both the institution and the sector.  Each institution may submit a maximum of three applicants.


Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence:  Up to six CATEs will be made in 2017 in recognition of a team’s excellence. Each award will recognise a team which has enabled a change in practice for colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level. Each winning team will be awarded a grant (to be determined by the funding partners) to support their project to be spent over a three year period.  Each institution may submit one team application.

Nominations for the NTF and CATE schemes must be submitted by the NTFS institutional contact in each institution – at Manchester Met this is via Penny Sweasey, Head of CELT.

Expression of interest must be made for either award must be notified to Penny by March 3, supported by their relevant Faculty Head of Education. 

Workshops for anyone interested in NTF or CATE will be held in CELT on Monday, February 27, at 9am and Wednesday March 1 at 4pm.


Formal nominations for NTFs are open and will close on April 19.

Formal nominations are now open for CATE entries and will close on May 10.

To find out more about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, visit the HEA website.