Frequently Asked Questions

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The time associated with completing the fellowship will vary from colleague to colleague, nevertheless we estimate that in the region of 1-2 days per week over the 18-month period will be required for the fellowship to be successful.

Applicants can withdraw from the process at any stage up until the fellowship is awarded.

All funding will be allocated to an institutional account.

No. There is no allowance for institutional overheads within the funding.

Yes.  Staff who teach in any Irish higher education institute can apply for a Fellowship.

This means that a PhD, a professional doctorate (e.g. an EdD) and/or any professional qualification evidenced as being at NQF Level 10 will be accepted in fulfilment of this indicator.

Yes. You can list these and other forms of structured continuing professional development that have a clear teaching and learning focus.

Yes.  You can include the details, and the anticipated award date, of any teaching and learning qualifications you are pursuing at the time of application.

In Stage 1 feedback will be provided as a table on the extent to which the listed indicators have been fulfilled.

In Stage 2 feedback will be provided as written comments by the review panel.

In Stage 3 feedback will be provided as written comments by the review panel.

Though feedback will be provided at all stages of the process, there will be no appeals process at any point.  The decisions conveyed to the applicants will be final and will not be subject to discussion or revision.

Yes.  All applicants must have sign off by their head of department/line manager in Stage 1.

If you are not sure about your eligibility you should contact the National Forum by email on

The National Forum will host and record an information webinar on the Fellowships on the 23 January 2020. Following Stage 1 of the process we will host and record an information session for those applicants who have progressed to Stage 2; we will replicate this process for those applicants who progress to Stage 3.

If you have any query about the Fellowships not answered in the call documentation or in these FAQs please email us on