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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.

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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.

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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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The Engagement Australia Excellence Awards identify and celebrate the most exciting and impactful engagement activities undertaken by Australian and New Zealand universities. This new Excellence Award program replaces the former BHERT Awards for Higher Education collaboration in Australia. Winners of BHERT Awards over the past 22 years have been outstanding nation-building initiatives, demonstrating far-reaching impact and innovation, in all sectors and aspects of the Australian economy and community. The Engagement Australia Excellence Awards will continue BHERT’s focus on collaboration, and build on the reputation established by BHERT for recognition of innovation and excellence not only in Australia but also New Zealand.

Awards Categories

Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

Recognising outstanding collaborations between communities, higher education and industry for societal benefit. Emphasis placed on partnerships that engage rural, regional, urban, disadvantaged or marginalised groups within Australia.

Award for Excellence in Community Engagement: Closing the Gap

Recognising outstanding collaborations between communities, higher education and industry that directly reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Award for Excellence in Industry Engagement

Recognising outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education by members of tertiary education institutions, community and industry partners.

Award for Outstanding Engagement for Research Impact

Recognising excellence in research and development activity, that makes a substantial difference to the community, or Australian prosperity, undertaken jointly by researchers in tertiary education institutes and partners in the community, business and industry.

Award for Excellence in Student Engagement

Recognising outstanding contributions that improve student engagement on campus, with industry and/or in community.

Award for Excellence in Alumni Engagement

Recognising outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality alumni engagement and support in higher education.

Award for Outstanding Leadership in Engagement

Recognising an individual who has made notable contributions to engagement above and beyond that expected for their role, resulting in sustained and impactful partnerships.

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