Since 2015, members of the academic staff have been able to apply for the scholarship of teaching and learning. The aim of the grant is to support the development of teaching and help spread best teaching experiences.
The programme is funded by the University of Tartu. The scholarship consists of gross salary paid to the lecturer (200 euros per month for two years), travel allowance to gain teaching experiences and introduce study results at international conferences (up to 2,000 euros) and development activities with colleagues (1,500 euros). The overall sum, including labour taxes, is 10,000 euros per person.
The scholarship has been available for all members of the teaching staff. Each year, the committe has chosen three applicants from each faculty who are willing to systematically analyse and develop their teaching practices as well as share their experiences.
The following documents should be submitted to apply for the scholarship:
During the selection process, the committe considers: the university teacher’s previous activity in developing teaching and supporting students’ development; the feasibility of the proposed development ideas and their research, the possible positive impact on teaching quality in the institute and at the univeristy in general.
The call for applications is announced in April. Applications are reviewed by lecturers who received the scholarship in previous years, and academic developers. The scholarships are granted by the study committee. All university teachers who would like to apply for the scholarship, can receive individual counselling.
The programme of scholarship of teaching and learning is coordinated by the UT Centre for Professional Development. Additional information: Mari Karm, email@example.com or Airi Niilo, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 5699 3535.