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Learning and Teaching Awards

Bond University awards

Bond University’s mission is ‘…to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.’ As such, on an annual basis, Bond recognises, acknowledges and awards educators who have made an outstanding contribution to student learning.

The following types of learning and teaching awards are currently available:

Internal awardsEligible Academics 
Faculty Award for Teaching ExcellenceOpen to all academic teaching staff who have been nominated by at least one (1) staff member or students.

For further internal awards information.

Faculty Early Career Teaching Excellence CommendationOpen to all Academic teaching staff who have been nominated by at least one (1) staff member or student. Applicants must have been teaching for no more than 3 years (FTE)For further internal awards information.
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning & TeachingOpen to staff who have been awarded a Faculty Teaching Excellence OR Faculty Early Career Teaching Excellence Commendation in the same year of competitionFor further internal awards information.
External awardsEligible Academics 
Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)

Open to all Academic teaching staff. Interested applicants must be prepared to refine and revise numerous drafts for this heightened level of competition prior to final submission.

Note: Application or award of Faculty and/or Vice-Chancellor's Award is not a requirement for this award.

For further external awards information.


Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education AwardsOpen to all institutions in the Higher Education sector. Applications should highlight core achievements from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020. Institutions can only submit one application per category.For further external awards information.

Other awards

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science is awarded for a significant advancement of knowledge through science. Prize money of $250,000 is awarded to the recipients.
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation is awarded for the innovative translation of scientific knowledge into a commercially available product, service or process that has had substantial economic, social and where relevant environmental benefits. Prize money of $250,000 is awarded to the recipients.
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year and Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year each recognise an exceptional achievement in science that benefits, or has the potential to benefit, human welfare or society. Prize money of $50,000 is awarded to the recipients.
  • Prize for New Innovators recognises an exceptional early achievement towards the successful commercialisation of scientific research with substantial economic, social and where relevant environmental benefits. Prize money of $50,000 is awarded to the recipients.
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Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field.

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Australia-Harvard Fellowship is an initiative of the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation. It promotes learned exchange between Harvard University and Australia and reinforces existing academic networks at mid-career and senior levels.

The Australia-Harvard Fellowships are aimed at innovators who are normally based at Harvard and have a persuasive plan to collaborate with Australia’s best bioscience researchers and educators. The award also supports Australian researchers who wish later to follow up such joint initiatives at Harvard.

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Recipients undertake a three-month residency at the National Library, enabling a sustained period of research based on the Library’s collections. Fellows are normally expected to undertake this period of research in one block. National Library Fellowships may be awarded to researchers working in any field or discipline that the Library’s collections have appropriate depth and breadth to support.

Funded Fellowships provide the following financial support to recipients:

  • an honorarium of AUD $1,000 per week for 12 weeks
  • accommodation support, capped at AUD $700 per week for 12 weeks if required
  • travel support equivalent to one return domestic airfare to Canberra
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Fellowship of the College is one of the highest honours that ACE members can receive.

To be awarded an ACE Fellowship the applicant must prove outstanding achievement and outcomes in their professional practice and make significant contributions to the broader education profession

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TILT’s fellowship programme offers some of the world’s most innovative scholars the opportunity to deeply engage with one of the largest Law & Technology research groups in Europe to develop and share ideas, collaborate, and have fun. The program encourages and supports fellows in an inviting and rigorous intellectual environment, with community activities designed to foster inquiry and to identify and expose the common interests amongst the entire team.

Fellowships either consist of purely research stays, or as research and teaching stays.

The fellowship is open for Professors or Associate Professors. The applicant should have:

  • a PhD in law, Science and Technology Studies (STS), philosophy, or relevant other field to TILT’s research agenda and proven knowledge of and/or interest in other disciplines than their own; or have demonstrated uncommon academic achievements and interest for interdisciplinary work;
  • an international reputation in her or his field, as evidenced by top publications;
  • a relevant science and technology policy research experience;
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Discovery Program

The ARC's Discovery funding schemes recognise the importance of fundamental research to the national innovation system. The national innovation system includes the people (for example, in government, higher education and business), processes and relationships involved in 'new' knowledge in a knowledge-based economy.

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Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA)

The Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) is the first global award to celebrate and reward institutional commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence in higher education.  It is open to all public and private sector universities and other providers of higher education across the world.

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In 1998 BHERT initiated a series of Awards to reinforce the importance of business-university partnerships in innovation, R&D and teaching. These are prestigious annual awards which recognise outstanding achievement in collaboration between the sectors of business and higher education.

Outstanding Collaboration in Research and Development

This award recognises excellence in basic and applied research activity undertaken jointly by researchers in tertiary education institutes and partners in business and industry. This award focuses on fundamental research (sometimes called discovery, basic or sky-blue research) that will result in the development of new ideas, the creation of jobs and an enhanced quality of life in Australia.

Outstanding Collaboration in Higher Education and Training

This award recognises outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education by members of tertiary education institutions and industry partners. For the purposes of this awards program, industry is broadly defined as publicly and privately-owned companies, federal, state and government departments, statutory authorities, industry associations, unions, not-for-profits and recognised community organisations.

Outstanding Collaboration in Community Engagement

This award recognises outstanding initiatives conducted by higher education and industry designed to promote economic, social, environmental or cultural development of rural and regional communities. This award focuses on close engagement with a broad community.

Outstanding Collaboration for National (non-economic) Benefit

This award recognises outstanding collaborative efforts for the benefit of the nation. Benefits should include social, environmental and cultural outcomes. The primary purpose of the project is not to generate economic wealth for a company, university or other group.

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