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Guide to the process

Each year we invite eligible institutions to nominate up to three members of staff to become a NTF. The call for 2015 nominations opened on 15 October 2014 and closed on 14 January 2015.

The nomination is submitted by the institution and the claim is written by the individual nominee. Making an NTF nomination is straightforward:


NTFS is open to many HE and FE institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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The nominee writes a claim for fellowship and completes the forms required. Their institution writes a statement of support and manages the process by collating and submitting all the documentation.

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Each nomination is assessed by two independent peer reviewers for:

  • individual excellence
  • raising the profile of excellence
  • developing excellence

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Reviewers are normally National Teaching Fellows or HEA Fellows, who provide their time and expertise voluntarily. The reviewing process is moderated by the NTFS Advisory Panel.

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The decision to award National Teaching Fellowships is made by the NTFS Advisory Panel. All nominees receive feedback on their nominations.

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Awards from 2010-14 must be spent within three years on the nominee’s teaching and learning professional development. Award winners are required to produce yearly reports.

Check Managing the award.