Brookes Teaching Excellence Fellowships and Innovation Awards

  • Applications for the 2018 BTEF awards are now open. There are two different awards:

    1. Brookes Teaching Excellence Fellowship (individual, team or associate)
    2. Brookes Teaching Excellence Innovation Awards (individual or team)

    The Fellowships are intended to recognise and foster outstanding performance in teaching. ‘Teaching’ covers a broad range of teaching activities, including learning support, dissertation supervision and assessment. Excellence here is understood to be about influence and inspiration in learning and teaching, underpinned by a scholarly and reflective approach to practice. All colleagues whose roles involve teaching and/or learning support are eligible to apply for a Brookes Teaching Excellence Fellowship.

    The Innovation awards are intended for colleagues who have already demonstrated their excellence and commitment to teaching and learning at Oxford Brookes University. If you have previous been awarded a Brookes Teaching Fellowship, Excellence Fellowship, Associate Excellence Fellowship or Team Excellence Fellowship, you are eligible to apply for an innovation award. You can also apply if you are a Senior or Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and can demonstrate recent commitment and development of your teaching excellence.


  •  There are three categories of Teaching Excellence Fellowship:

    1. Brookes Teaching Excellence Fellowship (for individuals or pairs).
    2. Brookes Associate Teaching Excellence Fellowships (for individuals with less than five years' experience).
    3. Brookes Team Teaching Excellence Fellowships (for course teams).

    There are two categories of Innovation awards:

    1. Individual award (must be BTEF, SFHEA or PFHEA).
    2. Team award (at least one member of the team must be a previous BTEF).

     The Excellence Fellowships include a professional development fund of £1,000 (individuals) or £2,000 (teams) to support any appropriate professional development of your teaching excellence. This is to be spent over two years.  In future years, you will also be able to apply for a Teaching Innovation Award to fund a project related to your teaching. You can also apply for additional staff development funding from your faculty or directorate to support your development.

    Innovation award recipients will have access to a budget of £5,000 over 2 years to fund the project. You will be expected to produce an annual report on the progress of your project and to disseminate the project work across the university, for example at the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference.

    Both awards are designed to support you towards a possible nomination by the university for a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship (individual) or national Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (team).