CLI Fellowships

As an EUR lecturer you might have ideas to innovate or improve your education. How can you ensure your ideas will be developed and realised? 

The CLI offers you a Fellowship. With a Fellowship, you can spend 0.2 FTE every week on an educational project and researching its impact or effect as well.

Connect, involve, support

The Community for Learning & Innovation is all about connecting and enabling educational innovation. Connecting one School to the others. Sharing insights, experienced pitfalls, lessons learned from one lecturer with as many other lecturers as possible. Involving students and supporting them to realise their own improvements of our education. Creating a network of EUR students and EUR staff, both academic and supporting, who are eager to take an extra step to improve and renew our education.

Future oriented education

We aim to contribute to Erasmus University’s strategic goal of realising future oriented education. In collaboration with the Schools, CLI develops educational innovations that enable students to pair critical and creative thinking with the acquisition of solid academic knowledge and skills. All of this in a personalised learning environment that combines on-campus and online education.

CLI’s mission put into practice: the communities

Learn more about our Communities of Practice:
1. Personal and Professional Development of students
2. Innovation Capacity of Lecturers
3. Personalised and Online Learning
Plus the community of Learning & Innovation consultants and Students-for-Students (S4S).

Within a School, a CLI Fellow will be at the forefront of educational innovation. A Fellow has a senior position as EUR lecturer (lecturer/assistant professor/associate professor/full professor), for instance, proven by obtaining the SUTQ (in Dutch: SKO) or is involved in some way with education innovation or education research at EUR.

The Fellow will develop an innovative project and will combine this with (small scale) research into the implementation or the effect of the innovation. The Fellow has the programme manager’s support and involves colleagues and students in an inspiring way.

CLI Fellows commit to CLI for up to two years and actively participate in the CLI community so that active knowledge exchange occurs between Fellows and within EUR.

For the duration of the Fellowship, the CLI Fellow is exempt for 0.2 FTE - and the costs are reimbursed by CLI (salary costs only, no overheads etc.). The duration of Fellowship can be for a period of one or two years. Also, the CLI Fellow can call on the support of a student assistant.

To support Fellows, CLI offers free didactical, substantive and technical expertise, including access to the Research Database Erasmus Education Research. Also, they may use the creative rooms, event room, training room, the hypermodern recording studio and the DIY booths in the Erasmus Education Lab (Polak building). CLI will also facilitate Fellows in finding and acquiring external funds. Existing services will be used to apply for subsidies at EUR.

To apply for a position as CLI Fellow, a brief description of the educational innovation and subsequent research is needed. 

Take the following starting points into account:

  • That the educational innovation and the (small scale) research on its effects extend beyond the course and are interesting for other Schools
  • That the Fellowship aligns with EUR's strategy and the quality agenda themes of HOKA; or with another development that will most likely contribute to quality improvement of education or the learning process of students.
  • That programme management of the School has given written support for the project
  • That the project involves other teaching staff and researchers as well as students potentially.
  • That the Fellow's activities contribute to the development of an EUR-wide network within the CLI because the Fellow shares his or her experiences and results. The Fellows are expected to give one or more inspiration sessions about their project in the Education Lab, and to actively participate in meetings with current Fellows (Fellows kick-off) and potential Fellows (Fellows meet & greet for new applicants).

Submit the application form to

Yearly, the CLI publishes two calls to submit a Fellowship application. One in the spring with a deadline of  15 April and another one in the autumn with a deadline of 15 October.

Spring call: applications received before 15 April will be assessed before 1 June and will start 1 September.

Autumn call: applications received before 15 October will be assessed before 1 December and will start 1 January.

Download the CLI Fellowship application form

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