Education Focussed Grants

The UNSW Education Focussed (EF) Grants program is a competitive funding program designed for the EF Community to support individual EF academics’ career development. The program enables EFs to apply for support across a wide range of career development opportunities including presentations at education conferences, attendance at accredited courses, career coaching, collaborative and educational seed funding, and other activities that will build capability and generate evidence for professional recognition and promotion.

UNSW EF Academics can learn more about the EF Grants program on EF Central.

EF Academics supported to present at the HERDSA 2023 Conference

UNSW EF Visiting Teaching Fellowships

The UNSW EF Visiting Teaching Fellowships are designed to build the profile and connections of the UNSW education community with highly regarded educators across the tertiary sector in Australia and internationally. Initiated by a UNSW EF academic staff member, these Fellowships provide opportunities to develop educational collaborations and facilitate interaction and engagement with UNSW staff and students. 
Visiting Teaching Fellows are expected to contribute to the educational work of their host’s school and Faculty during the period of their stay through a considered program of events that take place during the visit including guest lectures, presentations, seminars, workshops, forums, collaborative discussions, drop-in sessions, exhibitions, and other formats. Where appropriate, Visiting Teaching Fellows should also engage with the wider UNSW education community through these planned events.  

VTF collage 2022 hosts and fellows

2022 UNSW EF Visiting Teaching Fellowship hosts and fellows clockwise from top left: Associate Professor Siva Krishnan; Student workshop with Gregory Bennett; Associate Professor Michael Cowling and Dr George Joukhadarl; Dr Matthew Barton & Dr Michael Todorovic with Professor Patsie Polly and Dr Joyce El-Haddad; workshop with Professor Irina Gendelman; Student workshop with Gregory Bennett, Auckland University of Technology.

2022 UNSW EF Visiting Teaching Fellows:

  • Professor Irina Gendelman, Saint Martin's University, Washington, USA (hosted by Associate Professor Tema Milstein, UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture)
  • Gregory Bennett, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (hosted by June Kim and Karen Kriss, UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture)
  • Susan Giles, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA (hosted by Dr Cristina Garduno Freeman, UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture)
  • Associate Professor Michael Cowling, CQUniversity Australia, QLD (hosted by Dr George Joukhadar, UNSW Business School)
  • Associate Professor Siva Krishnan, Deakin University, VIC (hosted by Associate Professor Jayashri Ravishankar, UNSW Faculty of Engineering)
  • Stephen Beck, University of Sheffield, UK (hosted by Dr David Kellermann, UNSW Faculty of Engineering)
  • Associate Professor Kate Galloway, Griffith University, QLD (hosted by Professor Cameron Holley, UNSW Faculty of Law & Justice)
  • Dr Matthew Barton & Dr Michael Todorovic, Griffith University, QLD (hosted by Professor Patsie Polly and Dr Joyce El-Haddad, UNSW Faculty of Medicine & Health)
  • Karen Hauer, University of California San Francisco, USA (hosted by Associate Professor Arvin Damodaran, UNSW Faculty of Medicine & Health)
  • Associate Professor Jason Lodge, University of Queensland (hosted by Dr Helena Pacitti, UNSW Faculty of Science)
  • Professor Robert Kellner, Technical University of Applied Science Rosenheim, Germany (hosted by Professor Elizabeth Angstmann, UNSW Faculty of Science)

2023 UNSW EF Visiting Teaching Fellows:

  • Professor Sally Kift, Australia (hosted by Dr Chantal Bostock & Associate Professor Helen Gibbon, UNSW Law & Justice)
  • Professor Irina Lazar, University College London, United Kingdom (hosted by Dr Irene Renaud-Assemat, UNSW Faculty of Engineering)
  • Professor Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, University of Mannheim, Germany (hosted by Dr Natalie Oh, UNSW Business School)

For more information including application dates and eligibility criteria please visit UNSW EF Visiting Teaching Fellowships.

UNSW Staff can read stories and experiences from our past fellows and hosts on EF Central

External Grants

EF academics are supported by the EF Development Team to seek out and apply for grant opportunities outside of UNSW and have received grants from external professional bodies and organisations including the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Grants, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Emerging Scholars Fund, Bluenotes Explorance Faculty Research Grants, and Advance HE Global Impact Grants.