Awards, grants and fellowships

Our teaching colleagues are highly collaborative and regularly receive awards, grants and other accolades for their outstanding contributions to student learning.

We encourage all colleagues to apply for awards, grants and training opportunities.

UQ Faculty of Science Awards for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

These annual awards recognise and reward individuals and small teams who make a significant contribution to the outstanding Teaching & Learning achievements in the Faculty. 

2019 awards

Nomination details, including selection criteria and an awards nomination form, will be advertised in the coming months.

Past winners

2018 Award for Teaching Excellence:

2018 Award for Programs that Enhance Learning:

  • Vets for Life, School of Veterinary Science

2017 Award for Teaching Excellence:

2017 Award for Programs that Enhance Learning:

  • BIOL1030 teaching team
  • Master of Conservation Biology teaching team

UQ Excellence in Learning & Teaching Awards

The University fosters and acknowledges excellence in its Teaching & Learning environment by recognising and rewarding its academic and general staff through the annual UQ Excellence in Learning & Teaching Awards.

Our winners

2017 Award for Teaching Excellence:

2017 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning:

2016 Award for a Program that Enhances Learning:

Previous winners:

See our award winners from previous years

UQ Awards for Excellence

The UQ Awards for Excellence acknowledge and celebrate staff achievements in innovation, leadership, equity and diversity, wellness and safety, and service.

Our winners

2018 winners
2018 commendations
2017 commendations

Australian Awards for University Teaching

These annual awards recognise quality teaching practices and outstanding contributions to student learning.

Our winners

2017 Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Innovation and Flexibility in Curricula, Learning and Teaching):

2017 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning:

2016 Award for Teaching Excellence:

Past winners

See our past winners of Australian Awards for University Teaching.


Faculty of Science Teaching & Learning Grants Scheme

This scheme offers funding opportunities for schools to support innovation and enhancement of Teaching & Learning within the Faculty.

Applications for 2018 grants have closed.

Equipment grants

This scheme offers funding for initiatives that support the student strategy in the areas of student success, curriculum, teaching innovation, student employability and student connectivity.

Applications for 2018 equipment grants have closed.

Recent grant recipients

See recent grant recipients

UQ awards and grants

UQ's Institute for Teaching & Learning Innovation offers workshops, advice and help with submissions and proposals for a range of internal and external awards and grants.

Other funding opportunities

Teaching & Learning at UQ: funding and awards

Higher Education Academy Fellowships

Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy shows a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in Teaching & Learning in higher education.

Our Fellows


Principal Fellows:

Senior Fellows:



Principal Fellows:

Senior Fellows:


Professional development and staff resources