BASR Annual Teaching Fellowship

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The British Association for the Study of Religion’s Annual Teaching Fellowship is now in its second year, and taking applications.

Self-nominations are welcomed, but please also encourage colleagues who you think should be applying to submit an application.
The application form is attached. The deadline for applications is 1st June 2018 – please email the form to Hon. Secretary Stephen Gregg at


British Association for the Study of Religions Teaching Fellowship

BASR Executive proposes a new Fellowship for Teaching and Learning for members of the Association.

1. Teaching Fellowship to be £300 plus a funded place at BASR Annual conference.
2. Teaching Fellowship to be instigated for an initial period of 3 years before review by BASR executive committee.
3. A single Fellowship to be made annually
4. Applications or nominations to be sent to BASR Executive Secretary (application form on BASR website)
5. Eligibility – BASR members of over 1 year standing
6. Deadline for applications or nominations 1st June in each Academic year
7. Applications to be submitted in any format up to a maximum of equivalent 3000 words

The foci of applications to meet the criteria of excellence, innovation and transformation of the student learning experience in the study of Religions. Applications may include some, but not necessarily all of the following examples areas of excellence and types of evidence.

Examples of areas of excellence are:
* impact, national and local, on enhancing pedagogic practice in Religious Studies
* publications and cutting edge research on teaching and learning in RS
* creative teaching projects for specific modules or across a course
* organisation and evidence for field work, study trips
* innovative course design enabling flexible and distributed learning
* transformative projects with profound experiential learning outcomes
* individual excellence in teaching and learning,
* effective collaborations

Examples of Types of Evidence
* Metrics – course evaluations; impact data
* Publications and products
* Citation and reference by other scholars
* Links to public social media
* Reference by colleague

Fellowship holders Responsibilities
1. To present a report at the September conference
2. To write a short article for the ‘Teaching Matters’ section of the Bulletin for either Nov or May of year following receipt of Fellowship.

Applicants will be self-nominated using the form on the BASR website