Comenius Teaching Fellow grants 2021

The Calls for Proposals for the Comenius Programme 2021 are now online.

The aim of the Comenius Programme is to boost innovation and improvement in education by teaching staff. There are three types of Comenius Teaching Fellow grants: Comenius Leadership Fellow, Comenius Senior Fellow and Comenius Teaching Fellow. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is not eligible for a Comenius Leadership Fellow grant this year because a Comenius Leadership Fellow was awarded in the 2020 round.

Comenius Senior Fellow
A Comenius Senior Fellow project must be implemented within the context of a faculty, a degree programme or a substantial department of a higher education institution. The Senior Fellow must have at least five years of teaching experience in higher education and must demonstrate ambition in the area of educational leadership and/or in developing and researching education for his own discipline or area of interest. A budget of up to 100,000 euros is available for each project and there are 11 grants available for university education, spread over four themes:

Subject 1: The first one hundred days of the student (two grants available)
Subject 2: Working on societal issues (two grants available)
Subject 3: Successful graduation (two grants available)
Subject 4: Free theme - Fit for the future (five grants available)

One Comenius Senior Fellow application per faculty is allowed. If you are interested in submitting an application for a Comenius Senior Fellow grant, please complete this form and send it to Stas Brouwer at onderwijsbeleid.beta@vu.nl by 19 August 2020 at the latest.

The application to be submitted on behalf of the VU Amsterdam Faculty of Science, will be selected at the end of August. The chosen applicant must then personally submit their letter of intent via ISAAC-NWO before the deadline of 14.00 on 1 September 2020.

Comenius Teaching Fellows
The proposed project must take place within the context of a single, defined study programme component (for example, a course/subject learning pathway/skills trajectory, etc.), for which the Fellow is responsible. The Teaching Fellow must have at least two years of teaching experience in higher education and demonstrate ambition in the area of personal development as a teaching professional. A budget of up to 50,000 euros is available for each project and there are 20 grants available for university education, spread over four themes:

Subject 1: The first one hundred days of the student (four grants available)
Subject 2: Working on societal issues (four grants available)
Subject 3: Successful graduation (four grants available)
Subject 4: Free theme - Fit for the future (eight grants available)

There are no limits on the number of applications for a Comenius Teaching Fellow grant. However, we request teaching staff who want to submit an application for a Comenius Teaching Fellow grant to inform Stas Brouwer, the Policy officer for Education (onderwijsbeleid.beta@vu.nl) who can offer support with the process. This includes tips, review, feedback on the content, etc. The applicant must submit the letter of intent for a Comenius Teaching Fellow grant personally via ISAAC-NWO before the deadline at 14.00 on 8 September 2020.