The National Forum in partnership with the Irish Research Council, awarded National Forum Postgraduate Scholarships for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2014 and 2015. These scholarships were linked to the National Forum’s Teaching for Transitions Enhancement Theme 2013-15.

A key part of the Forum activity is the advancement of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education and the development of enhanced practices which are supported by contemporary pedagogical research. The National Forum Scholarships contribute to the enhancement approach with their focus on developing new understandings in supporting transitions through effective teaching and learning.

The National Forum scholars were selected through the Irish Research Council process for the award of postgraduate scholarships. Scholars are required to liaise with the National Forum core team, to share emerging research findings, to collaborate with other Forum scholars and to participate in National Forum events.

All scholars presented a summary of their work at the National Summit for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 2015.