Learning and Teaching Fellowship Scheme

The University of Liverpool is dedicated to recognising academic and professional service colleagues who support excellence in learning and teaching. Since 2016, this recognition has included the award of Learning and Teaching Fellowships, granted to individual staff who can evidence an outstanding contribution to the innovation and development of educational practice.

The Fellowship scheme is hosted by The Academy. Those recognised and celebrated by the award of Fellow continue to play a key role in the on-going development, sharing and adoption of innovative practice, supporting the University’s strategic ambition for educational excellence.

Learning and Teaching Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis to colleagues who are able to demonstrate how their practice has met one or more of the following key elements:

  • A significant innovation in teaching or supporting learning that has significantly enhanced student learning within their discipline and/or beyond
  • Created a step change in the way student learning is supported, promoted or assessed at a discipline, School, Faculty or University level
  • Directly encouraged the adoption of innovative practice by colleagues within the University or beyond, in support of enhanced student learning
  • Has had a measurable impact on student attainment and teaching excellence, in line with the objectives of the Liverpool Curriculum Framework and the Education Strategy 2026.


The call for the 2024-25 Learning and Teaching Fellowships Round#1 is now open.  The deadline for applications for this round is 5pm on Monday 16th September 2024.

The Fellowship includes the award of £1000 and the opportunity to be mentored by a member of The Academy team to support the further development and dissemination of their work.  Download further information for the 2023-24 Fellowship Scheme here: Guidance for the Learning and Teaching Fellowship Scheme (Word, 66KB).

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If you would like to discuss your application with a member of The Academy Team please contact laura.hills@liverpool.ac.uk.

Any general questions or queries can be directed to theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk with the subject title ‘L&T Fellowship Query’.

Explore our offer

The Academic Development team have created an interactive guide to support you in navigating the breadth of opportunities on offer. Visit the Developing Your Teaching page for more information.