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 the opportunity to apply for a fellowship. With a CLI fellowship, you will be able to spend 0.2 FTE on educational innovation and/or educational research.

  • The context of educational innovation: CLI and the relationship with HoKa and the EUR strategy 2019-2024

    The Community for Learning & Innovation (CLI) focuses on joint renewal and quality improvement of the education. In partnership with the faculties, the CLI organises projects relating to the professional development of teaching staff, innovation of (online) education and research into education. The CLI also offers students the opportunity to work on their own projects (Students-for-Students).

    The activities of the CLI contribute directly to achieving the Higher Education Quality Agreements (HoKa) and the EUR strategy 2019-2024.

    In the HoKa, this is explicitly visible with the following three themes;

    • Innovation Capacity and Teaching Careers: this concerns the need to improve the capacity of teaching staff to introduce innovations in their education and the need to invest in education careers. The CLI Fellowships are meant to contribute to this.
    • Personal and Professional Development: in the coming years, various faculties at EUR will be setting up a skills line for students in the curriculum. Attention will also be devoted to establishing activities that help students plan their (later) career or acquire skills that students can use later in their working life.
    • Personal Learning: within this theme, faculties have formulated projects that can make education more personal, by means of active blended learning, flipping the classroom, flexibilization of the education, innovations of assessments and learning analytics, for example.

    In the EUR strategy 2019-2024 about Future Oriented Education, investing in the innovation capacity and the career of teaching staff is a key element as well. Other themes that are directly related to the CLI are:

    1. Fewer theoretical cases, more ‘real world problems’
    2. Co-creating education with students
    3. The meaning of being an Erasmian
    4. Personal learning routes

    To reinforce the fulfilment of the HoKa and the EUR strategy 2019-2024, we support the Schools by offering CLI Fellowships. Below, we briefly describe what a CLI Fellowship is and how Schools can propose candidates to the CLI.

  • Within a School, a CLI Fellow will be at the forefront of education innovation and research. The Fellow is a senior member of staff (lecturer/associate professor/professor) at EUR and has preferably obtained the SUTQ (in Dutch: SKO) or is involved in some way with education innovation and/or education research at EUR.

    Over one or two years, the CLI Fellow conducts one or more education innovation and/or research projects. In education innovations, the CLI Fellow also conducts research into the implementation and/or the effect of the innovation.

    The education innovation and education research are supported by the programme management, and colleagues and students are inspired to become involved. The CLI Fellow also participates in the Community for Learning and Innovation so that knowledge exchange takes place between the Fellows and within EUR.

  • For the duration of the Fellowship, the CLI Fellow is exempt for 0.2 FTE - the costs are reimbursed by the CLI (salary costs, so no charges, overhead, etc). The Fellowship can last for a period of one or two years. In addition, the CLI Fellow can call on the support of a student assistant via the application for an innovation project.

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


    On 7 May 2019, there will be a ‘meet & greet’ from 12.00-14.00 with the current CLI Fellows to get to know them and ask questions about the application, the Fellowship itself and their experiences, etc. During this event, potential partners can also be found. Includes free lunch. Register via

  • To apply for a position as CLI Fellow, we request a brief description of the education innovation and the subsequent research. Use the attached form and mail it to 31 May 2019 at the latest.

    Remember the following starting points:

    • The education innovation and the education research extend beyond the course and are interesting for other faculties.
    • The education innovation and the education research preferably not only concern an improvement of the current education with online elements, for example, but also an innovation. For example: for credit online courses, online minors or (pre)masters, innovations relating to feedback and assessment (e.g. online proctoring), collaboration with external partners, development of AI, VR and AR and their possible impact on education, or further extending the use of apps and games in education at EUR.
    • The project is supported by the programme management of the School.
    • The project describes how other teaching staff and/or researchers and possibly students are involved.
    • The activities of the Fellow contribute to the development of the EUR-wide network within the CLI because the Fellow shares his or her experiences and results (e.g. with sessions in the Education Lab).
  • Submit the application for a CLI Fellowship with the form via

    Applications for Fellowships can be submitted until 31 May 2019 at the latest.

    The applications will be assessed by a committee. The committee will rank the proposals and submit this with a reasoned advice to the CLI steering committee, which will decide on the allocation of the Fellowships on 10 July 2019. The Fellowship then starts in September 2019.

    Support from the network of the Fellows takes place within the CLI theme Professional Development of Teaching Staff or the Education Research theme.

More information needed?

Use our forum on MyEUR to ask questions and get answers from our current Fellows, or contact us via