Academy Fellowship Scheme

Higher Education Academy Fellowships acknowledge the University's outstanding academic and support staff who demonstrate experience and expertise in, and knowledge of, learning and teaching.  The Fellowship categories are suitable for staff who are early in their teaching careers, are involved in areas such as postgraduate supervision, have convened a course, have overhauled a curriculum or have managed a program supporting colleagues or students. 

Fellowships are celebrated by the University community at a Celebration Ceremony held in March and August each year.


The University of Western Australia is committed to the enhancement of the student experience through the provision of high-quality teaching and learning support. In mid-2019, UWA was accredited by AdvanceHE, a UK-based professional membership scheme promoting excellence in higher education, to run its own Academy Fellowship Scheme.

The University’s Academy Fellowship Scheme aims to recognise the experience and expertise in learning and teaching of UWA’s academic and support staff, and facilitate professional development in education. The Academy Fellowship Scheme advocates evidence-based teaching and supporting learning methods, and awards Fellowship as a method of professional recognition for UWA academics and professional staff.

All Fellowship applications are assessed in alignment with AdvanceHE’s Professional Standards Framework (PSF) – a broad, internationally endorsed architecture that was developed in the United Kingdom.

To begin the application process for Associate Fellow and Fellow (Experiential Route) and Senior Fellow (Dialogic Route), please fill in the Expression of Interest before Friday 26th June 2020. The Academy Fellowship Scheme Fact Sheet provides more information on the program.

Details on the Experiential and Dialogic Route schedules can be found in the relevant category of Fellowship tabs above the picture of the Reid Library on this page.

Categories of Fellowship

Which Fellowship?

The on-line Fellowship Category Tool is a short questionnaire that will give you a set of statements aligned to the PSF and its Descriptors and will help you to find the category of Fellowship that is the closest match to your current practice. You can explore this for yourself by completing the Fellowship Category Tool.

It is a self-analysis tool about your professional activities in teaching and/or supporting learning in higher education.  There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers so select the option which best reflects your professional practice.  It takes 10-20 minutes and you will be shown your results with a summary report.   It is only seen by you.

Pathways to Fellowship:

Professional Standards Framework (PSF)

Contact Us

Please contact the AFS via email