Archive for the 'Prizes' Category

2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council offer three category of awards:

·        Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
·        Awards for Teaching Excellence
·        Awards for Programs that Enhance Student Learning

Guidelines, closing dates and application forms can be found on the ITL website


2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Learning and Teaching

The Vice-Chancellor is calling for applications for these awards, the purpose of which is to promote, recognise and reward teaching excellence, and the systems that support teaching excellence. Award winners receive $10,000 and, in some cases, the opportunity to be nominated for national awards.

There are four categories of awards:
·        Outstanding Teaching, including Early Career Awards
·        Excellence in Research Supervision, now including Early Career Awards
·        Support of the Student Experience (open to both academic and general staff)
·        Systems that Achieve Collective Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Applications close: 5pm 31 March 2011
Further information can be found on the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) website <>

UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2010

UNESCO awards two UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prizes and two UNESCO Confucius Prizes for Literacy.

The King Sejong Prizes give special consideration to the development and use of mother tongue languages, while the Confucius Prizes for Literacy give special consideration to literacy for people in rural areas and out-of-school youth. The call for candidatures will particularly welcome innovative and successful literacy projects and programmes that specifically promote women’s empowerment in the social, economic and political dimensions. It is strongly recommended, therefore, that candidatures for the 2010 Prizes address both the designated theme (literacy and women’s empowerment) and respond to the criteria pertaining to specific prizes. For more information on these prizes please click here click here

Closing date: 15 June 2010

The 2010 ISA Undergraduate Essay Prize Competition

The Institute for the Study of the Americas is inviting entries for its United States Studies Essay Prizes on one of the following topics:

  1. What does the battle to enact healthcare reform signify about the state of politics in Obama’s America?
  2. Has Barack Obama transformed America’s standing in the world, or is he ‘Bush lite’?

To be eligible, an entrant must be an undergraduate student in any discipline in the UK or equivalent if overseas. There is no nationality or residency requirement associated with the prizes. Entries should be no more than 1,000 words, or four sides of A4 using double-spaced text. The entry deadline is Monday, 14 June 2010.

See more details about how to enter, including the entry form, visit the website
The Prizes will be awarded at an ISA event in early July to mark the anniversary of American independence. The winner will receive a monetary prize of £250, £150 or £100, as well as publication of their essay in the online newsletter of the School of Advanced Study.

Institute for the Study of the Americas
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU  UK
Tel: +44 020 7862 8870 | Fax: +44 020 7862 8886
Web | Email americas at  sas dot ac dot uk
A Member-Institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study

NSW Premier’s History Awards & NSW History Fellowships

Call for applications

The New South Wales Premier’s History Awards honour distinguished achievement in the publication and presentation of history by Australian historians. Please refer to the Awards guidelines on the Arts NSW website for information regarding Awards categories and eligibility criteria.

Closing date: Friday, 16 April 2010

Eligibility period: Works first published or produced between 28 March 2009 & 31 March 2010
Entry Fee: $ 40.00 (incl. GST) per nomination (exemptions may apply) Nomination forms and guidelines are available for downloading from:


Call for applications

The NSW Archival Research Fellowship and the NSW History Fellowship are open only to people living in New South Wales. Please refer to the Fellowship guidelines on the Arts NSW website for details.

Closing date: Tuesday 27 April 2010

There is no entry fee. Nomination forms and guidelines are available for downloading from:

Zoe Pollock | Executive Officer | History Council of NSW
PO Box R1737 Royal Exchange NSW 1225
T: (02) 9252 8715 F: (02) 9252 8716

Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards

The 2010 round of Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards is now open.

The Faculty Awards program is designed to recognise the teaching excellence of staff at all career levels, to encourage teachers to engage in reflective teaching practices and to promote and support the development of high quality and innovative teaching. The Teaching and Learning Committee encourages teaching staff in the Faculty to consider applying for an award, and/or to encourage colleagues to consider applying.

There are three award categories: Excellence in Teaching (Design and Practice) Excellence in Teaching (Practice), and Teaching Initiative Application Process. The deadline for applications in all three categories is 5.00 pm Friday 27 August 2010 – Six (6) copies should be submitted to Anne Campbell, Faculty Office.

Guidelines, application forms and details about support for applicants are now available from the Faculty’s Teaching and Learning Website:

A Faculty Teaching Awards Workshop will be convened on
Friday 23 July, from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

in the SLC Common Room 524, Level 5, Brennan MacCallum Bldg.

This workshop is designed to support prospective applicants and provide feedback on draft applications.  All enquiries can be directed to A/Professor Rick Benitez, Director of Academic Support and Development, Arts Teaching and Learning Network: rick.benitez at sydney dot edu dot au

Brigid Rooney and Ian Maxwell
Associate Deans, Arts Teaching and Learning Network

Australia Awards Program

In November 2009, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the Australia Awards, which bring the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) scholarships together under the banner of the Australia Awards program,

The Australia Awards are comprised of two streams: an achievement stream that targets the best and brightest students, researchers and professionals to come to Australia and for Australians to do the same offshore; and a development stream that builds capacity in developing countries.

Achievement stream

Endeavour Awards – Australian applicants
The Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving Australian students, researchers and professionals to undertake study, research and professional development in a broad range of disciplines in participating countries in the Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe and Middle East. Applications open on 5th April and close on 31st July 2010, for study in 2011.

Endeavour Awards – International applicants
The Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving international students, researchers and professionals to undertake short or long term study, research and professional development in Australia in a broad range of disciplines. The country eligibility list has expanded from previous rounds, please review the new country inclusions at:
Applications open on 5th April and close on 31st July 2010, for study in 2011.
Development stream

Australian Development Scholarships:  Up to 1000 Australian Development Scholarships are awarded each year across 31 countries, with scholarships awarded equally between men and women. Each Country Program has different selection processes and timelines. Further information on individual country processes can be obtained from the Australian Diplomatic Mission in the country of citizenship.

Australian Leadership Awards – Scholarships: Applications for the 2010 intake open on 10th March 2010 and close on 30th June 2010.

Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship:  Applications for round 8 open in May and close 5-6 weeks later.

Some scholarships require a conditional letter of offer from the University of Sydney, to be included as part of the online application. At present, the processing times indicated by the International Office is that it takes between 6-8 weeks to process a PhD application, so if you know of anyone applying, please encourage them to start early with finding a suitable supervisor using Research Supervisor Connect ( and completing the postgraduate application form ( – the procedure for international students is explained here :

Please contact Danielle Penn (International Development Manager – Scholarships and Grants) if you have any queries on danielle.penn at sydney dot edu dot au and 02 9351 8743.

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