Applying for HEA Fellowship at Macquarie

Applying for HEA Fellowship at Macquarie

The HEA Fellowship program is open to all academic and professional staff who want professional recognition for their teaching practice and effectiveness, and learning support and leadership.

Process and timelines

2019 HEA Fellowship @ Macquarie

  • Information sessions: Held throughout the year and advertised in Teche
  • Application workshops: Held in February and August
  • Review of draft applications: From March 2019
  • The University will cover costs for the writing workshop, application review, and application fees for all approved applicants.


Macquarie University applicants are required to attend the full-day workshop, which is mandatory for all registered AFHEA, FHEA, and SFHEA applicants. The writing workshop is run by HEA-accredited facilitators.

The workshop includes:


The length of your application depends on the category of fellowship for which you are applying:

  • Associate Fellowship: 1,400 words, including scholarly references
  • Fellowship: 3,000 words, including scholarly references
  • Senior Fellowship: 7000 words, including scholarly references
  • Principal Fellowship: up to 8000 words.
Obtaining supporting statements Applicants need to obtain up to three Supporting Statements from Referees who are senior, peer, or junior colleagues, who are currently working, or have worked in higher education institutions in Australia or internationally.
Reviews of application Following participation in one Writing Workshop, applicants will then produce a draft application for review. Applicants will have their full draft application reviewed by an AHE-accredited reviewer before submission to AdvanceHE.


All Macquarie HEA Fellowship applicants lodge their applications directly with AdvanceHE through their AdvanceHE My Academy portal.

Please notify Karina and LIH before submitting your application to ensure you are currently registered as a Macquarie University Fellowship applicant.


All HEA Fellowship applicants will be notified directly by email:

  • When the Application has been received by AdvanceHE
  • When the Application has been allocated to an Assessment Panel
  • When the Panel has made a decision on the Application.
Successful applicantsWill be notified of successful award of Fellowship by email, as will the Macquarie contact if you have specified this at the time of lodging your application.
Additional information requiredIf additional information is required before Fellowship can be awarded, the applicant will be emailed feedback, along with a request for revision and re-submission.

Questions? Contact the Learning Innovation Hub or Dr Karina Luzia, Professional Learning Coordinator.

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