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Call for proposals: Comenius Teacher Fellow and Senior Fellow

7 June 2024

The Comenius grants enable education professionals to put their ideas for educational innovation into practice. This directly benefits students and allows education professionals to develop further in their careers.

The call for proposals in published for the 2025 Senior Fellows and Teaching Fellows, including the closing dates for the letter of intent, pre-application and full application. The themes for the upcoming application round (2025) for the Teaching and Senior Fellow projects are:

  • Education forms of the future
  • Student wellbeing
  • Societal issues
  • Open theme

The deadline for the letter of intent (the starting point of your application) for a Teaching Fellow is 10 September.

Faculty procedure Comenius Senior application

For the Comenius Senior application, only one nomination is allowed per faculty. The selection for FSW will take place on 20 August during the meeting of the programme directors with the vice dean (portfolio holder for Education). To participate in this faculty selection, a short project plan (approximately 1 to 1.5 A4) can be submitted to Laura Schneider at l.i.schneider@fsw.leidenuniv.nl no later than 12 August (23:59h).

The project plan should describe the following issues: the design and intended results of the project, which innovation is involved within education, on what scale and in what context the innovation will be implemented, the duration and budget of the project, and which roles and tasks are required. You must also coordinate your plan with your institute's education director. Notification of the outcome of the faculty selection will follow no later than 26 August.

Help in preparing your project plan or application

It is possible to receive feedback on your project plan. Please contact Laura Schneider (FSW Educational Policy) to schedule a consultation between July 2 and July 19. Anna Terra Verhage (SAZ) is also available for this purpose. She can also advise you on how to apply for a Teaching Fellow.

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