The UCD Innovation Academy Innovation Fellowship is a funded trimester-long programme for UCD academic staff wishing to dedicate time to developing excellence in educational innovation. Participants will have the opportunity to take a sabbatical from their regular teaching role for a trimester (teaching buyout ~€20k to be agreed with Head of School) in order to further develop their practice as educators, in collaboration with UCD Innovation Academy and partners. Time to pause intense schedules, reflect, explore and experiment.
The Fellowships are intended to further support the professional development of those who have previously participated in the UCD Professional Certificate and Diploma in Creativity & Innovation for Education (formerly known as Entrepreneurial Educators). Fellowship applicants should have completed the Professional Certificate before starting the Fellowship. This initiative forms part of ‘Convene’ a broader initiative in collaboration with TU Dublin that is supported by the Government of Ireland’s Human Capital Initiative (2020-2025) for Innovation and Agility across Higher Education. Fellowship calls will be twice per year for the next 4 years.
As an Innovation Fellow, you will have the opportunity to explore all Innovation Academy programmes, lead aspects of a particular programme, innovate new approaches, explore new areas of education and co-create learning experiences that can be integrated in your teaching and shared with others. You will join a unique learning community both within UCD and beyond the campus, connecting with our collaborating academic and enterprise partners in the Convene network. Ultimately you will have the chance to refresh and prepare for the ever-evolving and rapidly changing world around us.
As an Innovation Fellow, you will join the UCD Innovation Academy team as we design and facilitate experiential learning workshops, modules and programmes. Observing, contributing, leading and exploring as you wish.
The role will include a high degree of autonomy, as well as continuous feedback and engagement from peers and the larger UCD Innovation Academy community.
As a UCD Innovation Fellow you will be encouraged to broaden your pedagogical reach and create new learning experiences at the intersection between disciplines.
To apply for a Fellowship you must satisfy the following criteria:
First, please complete the registration of interest form.
To apply please send
To email@example.com. The closing date for receipt of applications for the first intake of this new programme is Monday 14th December 2020 (longer lead in times will be possible for subsequent iterations).
Founding Director, UCD Innovation Academy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Business Development Manager (email@example.com)
Business Development Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)