U21 Health Sciences Group Teaching Excellence Award 2022 - Applications open!

We are delighted to announce that the U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Award is now open for applications. 

The Teaching Excellence Award is a way to celebrate and reward exceptional scholarship, particularly amongst research intensive universities, across the U21 HSG network. The award is our way to recognise leaders in this area and share their areas of good practice across the network. 

The award also helps us to nurture international cooperation, one of U21's key objectives, by offering academics from different universities, and regions, to work together on exciting, interdisciplinary projects. 

The award is principally aimed at early to mid-career academics across the U21 HSG. It offers applicants a fantastic opportunity to develop new collaborations, to work internationally and to share their joint expertise with others.

As well as the prestige of winning the award, the award offers two nominees from different universities, and ideally, from different disciplines, funding to attend the U21 HSG Annual Meeting 2023 where the recipients will work together to facilitate an educational workshop.

So, please consider applying, or cheer-on others to apply. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the excellent teaching and learning that happens every day in your institution.

In this regard we invite you to submit an EoI
to margaret.tiuchta@ucd.ie (International Relations Manager, UCD School of Medicine) by COB on Friday 10th June. Please find here more details here: https://u21health.org/2022-teaching-excellence-award and please see the form here: U21 HSG Teaching Award Expression of Interest Form

 Please note that the following eligibility requirements:-

  • Applicants must hold a current academic appointment at a U21 HSG member institution
  • This award is designed to target early to mid-career academics (typically with 5 to 10 years of teaching experience)

Winners of the 2021 Teaching Excellence Award:

Dr Leigh Sperka, University of Queensland and Dr Tom Flanagan, University College Dublin

We look forward to Leigh and Tom’s joint workshop that they will present at the next U21 HSG Annual Meeting hosted by the University of Auckland.