ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme


Welcome to the ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS) where we champion teaching excellence. We provide educators with internationally-accredited professional recognition of their experience and expertise in university teaching. The Australian National University (ANU) is able to offer the EFS to its staff by being a subscriber to the Higher Education Academy (HEA), an independent, non-profit organisation committed to world-class teaching in higher education. For more information on the EFS and the HEA, please go to the about page.

This site aims to provide information that will help you better understand the EFS and help you apply for fellowship. Please use the menu bar on the top right to navigate. You will find information about the four EFS categories and how to apply for the right one. There are also face to face modules available to ANU staff throughout the year, at the ANU Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT). You will find Upcoming Events to the right. For more information, please go to the events page.

How much does it cost?

Applying for the EFS is free of charge for ANU staff. An ANU email address is a prerequisite for applicants.

Under certain circumstances, a personalised developmental service is also available for applicants from institutions outside ANU. Please contact for more information.

Vlog from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington

… There is a professional organisation for great teaching and for leadership in Higher Education in the UK. It’s called the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Unsurprisingly, ANU became the first university in the world [in 2013] to subscribe to the HEA and that allowed us to offer the Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS)… We have over 400 HEA fellows across the university: academic staff and professional staff of all levels, across all of the colleges and in many of the central divisions.

The ANU Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT) has played an enormously important role in driving this change. To have 400 people stand up and get recognised for great teaching at this university is something that makes me enormously proud. But it doesn’t end there, because CHELT has also played an incredibly important role in asking the rest of the sector to stand up and recognise great teaching.

… To know that what you do is internationally bench-marked is fantastic!  So, I want to congratulate CHELT for leading us on this globally innovative path for recognising great teaching and making sure that this recognition is not just recognition in the classroom.  Education is a very broad endeavour whether you are working in administration, or student life, or you got an educational focus in University House, whether you are helping people online or teaching in the classroom, you too can be part of the HEA.






Upcoming Events
31 Jan | Information Session (E1)

Thu 12:15-1:30pm

This face to face session provides you with information on why applying for a fellowship is important for ANU staff involved in Teaching and Learning. During the session, an EFS coach will guide you through the process, show you how to get started, and answer your questions. We want all participants to walk away from these information sessions with the confidence and knowledge to get started on their application.

Location: CHELT Seminar Room, Chancelry 10T1

Map of 10T1 Chancelry showing Centre for Higher Education, Learning & Teaching (CHELT)

8 Feb | Writing a Reflective Narrative (E3)

Fri 12:15-1:45pm

This is an interactive session where you will be guided through the process of writing your application reflectively in the context of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF). You will see some exemplars, spend time writing, and receive immediate feedback.

Location: CHELT Seminar Room, Chancelry 10T1

Map of 10T1 Chancelry showing Centre for Higher Education, Learning & Teaching (CHELT)

28 Feb | Developing Your Teaching Philosophy (E2)

Thu 12:15-1:45pm

This is an opportunity to listen to other fellows talk about their teaching philosophies, discover what sparked their interest in teaching. You will also receive tips on how to write your teaching philosophy for the EFS application.

Location: CHELT Seminar Room, Chancelry 10T1

Map of 10T1 Chancelry showing Centre for Higher Education, Learning & Teaching (CHELT)