Opportunities and Celebration
One of BILT's high level, long term priorities is to develop teaching recognition and celebrate success. We love to share best practice and innovative ideas, and give praise and recognition to those who are making a difference.
Funding, support and community
BILT provides both academic and professional services staff with a range of opportunities to engage in activities related to the University’s education strategy and the Institute’s priority teaching and learning themes.
Applications for these opportunities are now closed for 22/23. Applications for 23/24 will open in TB2 2022.
Education Development Projects – Provide funding of up to £1500 and/or mentoring support to develop and deliver an innovative teaching and learning project and disseminate outcomes across the university and beyond. Project should align with at least one of BILT’s specified project themes. Funding can be used in a variety of ways, we particularly encourage funds to be used to engage students as paid partners in research.
Education Development Project Mentors – Funding of £50 per day for up to 10 days, in exchange for providing mentoring support to Education Development Project holders (see above). Applications should align with at least one of BILT’s specified project themes. Funding can be used to supplement activities or resources to support scholarship or professional development.
Associate scheme - Funding of £50 per day for up to 10 days, in exchange for contributions to work in a specific theme area through independent exploration, activities and research. Project should align with at least one of BILT’s specified themes. Funding can be used to supplement activities or resources to support scholarship or professional development.
NOTE – Applicants are advised to apply for either the Education Development Project, Mentoring or Associate scheme, unless the applications and themes outlined with each application are distinctly different.
Events & workshops
BILT runs events throughout the year that especially mark out those who are excelling in their teaching, we advertise events widely as well as promoting them in the fortnightly BILT briefing, sign up if you would like to join the BILT mailing list .
Opportunity and celebration highlights
Bristol Teaching Awards (BTAs)
National Teaching Fellowships (NTF) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)
We celebrate staff through supporting applications for Advance HE’s. We maintain a list of current National Teaching Fellows (NTF), Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academic (SFHEA) at the university. View current NTF, PFHEA and SFHEA.
Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence (CREATE)
CREATE is the University of Bristol's continuing professional development scheme for academics. It provides academic staff an opportunity to enhance their practice within a world class research-intensive university and to gain national recognition for their commitment to developing their role.
New for 2022 are the awards for the most outstanding portfolios, view the award nominees and winners, visit CREATE Celebrates.