How to apply

After two highly successful rounds of projects, the Salford Community for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (SCELT) scholarship scheme is open again for applications.

Support will be awarded to projects that will make a real impact upon student engagement and success, with up to £2,500 funding and a development and mentorship programme. SCELT scholars become part of a community, working together to develop teaching and learning practice and academic leadership across the University. 

SCELT Scholarships can be the start of something big. One of our scholars, Dr Sara Namvar, has recently been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year. Sara said the SCELT scholarship and mentoring programme played a big part in her progression: “it all started with a small pot of money and the mentorship programme offered through the SCELT programme.” 

We hope you’ll consider submitting an application and come along to one of our application workshops to find out more.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 17 December 2021.

The following information will help you prepare for the 2022/2023 scholarship.

To find out more about the SCELT scholarship scheme, please contact Sian Etherington or Jackie Leigh. 

Why apply?

Becoming a scholar of the Salford Learning & Teaching Scholarship Scheme provides opportunities for:

  • Networking with other scholars and project teams through masterclasses and events
  • Educational leadership development through ongoing mentoring and coaching
  • Applying educational improvement methodologies to demonstrate maximum impact
  • Career development in learning and teaching
  • Joining a growing Salford Community for Excellence in L&T

The focus for our 2022/2023 scholarship is increasing progression and employability. We are looking for projects on this theme which also address at least one of the following sub-themes / priorities:

Project and Eligibility Criteria

Evidence of practices with impact and/ or projects designed to create positive step change in impact against:

  • Transition and academic progression
  • Employability in the curriculum/ co curriculum
  • BAME Award gap
  • Inclusive and authentic Assessment and curriculum design
  • Student cohort identity and a sense of belonging

Projects should:

  • Have a clear rationale in terms of their impact on student success
  • Demonstrably benefit both the applicant(s) and the wider University in the development of research-informed and innovative learning and teaching
  • Have the potential to be embedded into future business as usual practices and sustainable beyond the life of the project/activity itself.
  • You are also encouraged to clearly demonstrate how your project meets the ICZ Curriculum Design Principles.

Scholarship Timeline

The below will give you an indicative application timeline

  • Call for applications opens: November 2021
  • Deadline for applications: 5pm 17th December 2021
  • Panel decision and feedback: By March 2022

Application Workshops are all held via Teams. Click on the date of the workshop to join.


Applying for the Scholarship via Online Form


Click on the link and complete the online application: https://forms.office.com/r/iPWejmgsZp

PDF of the online application form is included.