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National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

Advance HE runs the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS), a scheme that celebrates and rewards outstanding individual impact in teaching and learning across the country.

Each year up to 55 individuals receive a National Teaching Fellowship. The Scheme aims to raise the profile of learning and teaching, recognise and celebrate individuals who make an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession, and provide an extension to institutional teaching and learning recognition schemes. On gaining an award, National Teaching Fellows play an ongoing role in enhancing teaching and learning within their institution, the HE sector and further afield.

Each year, eligible higher education providers are invited to nominate up to three individual members of staff who have supported and developed the student learning experience at their institution.

Expressions of interest

Read more about the University's NTFS nominee selection process.

NTFS Expression of Interest Scheme

Further information

For more information on the NTFS visit the Advance HE website.

Advance HE

NTFS Roadshows:

Advance HE, in collaboration with the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF), will be presenting a series of virtual roadshows to support those interested in applying for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS). Facilitated by ANTF Committee Events co-ordinator, Professor Debbie Holley and Advance HE Fellowship and Awards Adviser Dr Holly Earl, these webinars will offer insights and guidance through the NTFS application process. You can sign up via the specific booking links below.

NTFS Roadshows Date and time Description Webpage

Webinar One: Thinking about a NTFS application

Wednesday 3rd November 2021 12.00-13:00

This first webinar will cover the new guidance for institutes and individuals, highlight useful Advance HE resources, and include new award winners and 'old' hands sharing their journey to NTF.

Webinar Two: A conversation with successful NTFs

Tuesday 7th December 2021

13.00 -14:00

This second webinar will offer a brief re-cap of the scheme and highlight updates. It will also feature some personal journeys from existing National Teaching Fellows. There will be plenty of time to ask our panel questions.

Webinar Three: Polishing your application: Institutional/Individual perspectives

Tuesday 18th January 2022


This third webinar will briefly re-cap the previous two sessions, and the panel will include a representative responsible for staff development in our institutions, to offer the institutional viewpoint about the scheme, as well as successful NTFs happy to share their experiences.

Staff Experiences

Read more about University of Reading staff experiences of the NTFS in the Celebrating 10 Years of The University Fellowship Scheme brochure (refer to pages 8 & 9).