Awards and grants

Internal Awards

Call for nominations for the 2020 VC Promoting Excellence in Learning Teaching and Supervision (PETLS) Awards

The call for nominations for the 2020 VC PELTS Awards are now open!

The awards:

  • Build on an already strong institutional culture of high expectations for teaching performance, high quality student learning experiences, supervision and pastoral care of students
  • Acknowledge the role of academic staff and general staff who have played an important support role in contributing to excellence in teaching, learning and pastoral care of students
  • Celebrate, showcase and share excellent practices as an engaged learning community

Academic (including sessional staff) and general staff who have been at Notre Dame for a minimum of three years are eligible to be nominated.

Nominations can be made:

  • by colleagues or students by going to and completing the form no later than 15 November 2019.
  • Eligible staff self-nominating by completing the nomination form available in the guidelines document and submitting to no later than 13 December 2019.

Resources available to nominees:

External Awards

Australian Awards for University Teaching

Established by the Australian Government in 1997, these national awards for university teaching are currently administered by Universities Australia. The categories of awards include:

  • Citation Awards
  • Australian University Teaching Excellence Awards
  • Australian University Program Excellence Awards

Nominations for these awards are made by institutions not individuals.

Information related to these awards is available at the Australian Awards for University Teaching  website

Australian Financial Review (AFR) Awards

Now in their third year, the AFR Higher Education Awards recognise the contribution of scholars in a wide range of areas, including community engagement, equity and opportunity, education technology and international education.