1. Where do I find all the relevant documents?
Go to application forms for documents relevant to your HEA fellowship application. Each category of fellowship has a template, which will be your most important document of all! This is your lifeline, on which you need to write your application.
2. How do I get help with my application?
There are many ways to get help with your application. Be sure to attend your Introductory Session (E1) and the subsequent session that the EFS team offers. See the events page for more information.
Go the Apply page for the steps you need to take. Once you have drafted your application, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be matched with an EFS coach. The draft does not need to be super polished, just make sure to include as much relevant information as you can and check for spelling and grammar. Your EFS coach will help you build your application from the ground up.
3. Where can I find a list of existing ANU HEA fellows?
On the Current Fellows page where you can look up fellows by college.
4. How do I arrange my referees?
You will need to download a referee form and send it, along with a near-complete version of your application, to your referees. They will then fill out the form and send it back to you. You will then combine your referee reports with your application and submit it as one PDF document.
Please note that at least one of your referees should be a current fellow. The other should be someone who knows your teaching well.
5. I’m new here and I don’t know any HEA fellows who could act as a referee for me
Contact email@example.com and one of our coaches will have a chat with you about your situation, and if necessary, introduce you to a current fellow from your College.
6. What do I do with my application when it is finished?
You need to compile all the components of your application into one PDF document and submit it.
7. Who will assess my application?
Your application will be sent out to assessors (two assessors for AFHEA and FHEA applications, and three assessors for SFHEA applications) who are not from your College and do not know you.
8. How long does the assessment process take?
The process can take up to eight weeks.
9. What if I need to produce more material?
It is quite common for assessors to ask for some additional information from applicants in order to ensure the requirements are fully met. If this is the case for you, you will receive an email from the EFS Chair, specifically detailing what else you will need to provide. Frequently, this will be a paragraph or two further elaborating on something in your application. Please do not be alarmed or disheartened if this happens to you, gaining fellowship is a developmental process and no application is perfect. You are part of a network of people (EFS staff and fellows campus wide) who will be supporting you on this journey.
10. What happens when my application is successful?
You will receive a congratulatory email from the EFS Chair, containing your feedback from the assessors. A staff member from the Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT) will then upload your details onto the HEA and EFS websites. You should receive an email from the HEA within two weeks providing details of how you can download your certificate.
11. What if I have further questions?
You are unlikely to be the only one needing clarification on something, so why not leave a comment below to let us know if you have a question? Someone else might be wondering the exact same thing. This will also help us update our FAQ page over time! We also encourage you to reply to questions others have posted if you can help!
If you want to ask your question privately, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will get back to you.