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 researching educational innovation or working on an educational project.

The new extended deadline for applications is 15 May 2020.

  • 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 education at EUR. In partnership with faculties, CLI organises projects relating to the professional development of teaching staff, innovation of (online) education and research into education. CLI also offers students the opportunity to work on their projects (Students-for-Students).

    CLI activities contribute directly to achieving the Higher Education Quality Agreements (HoKa) and EUR's Strategy 2024 on Future-Oriented Education. Three themes are central to this of which CLI Fellowships contribute towards:

    • Innovation Capacity and Teaching Careers: this relates to improving the capacity of teaching staff in promoting innovation within their education as well as greater investment in their teaching careers.
    • Personal and Professional Development (of students): As faculties develop a skills line in their curriculum, greater attention will also be focused on establishing activities that help students plan their future careers.
    • Personal Learning: faculties have formulated projects that make education more personal, for example, employing active blended learning, flipping the classroom and greater program flexibility. Furthermore, using learning analytics and innovative (digital) assessments will play a role

    Consequently, supporting our Schools by CLI Fellowships will help fulfil the promises of HoKa and EUR's Strategy 2024. Below, we briefly describe what a CLI Fellowship is and how you can apply for one.

  • 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 via the application for an innovation project.

    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 need. Please use the attached form and mail it to

    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 the programme manager of the faculty 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 Applications can be submitted 15 May 2020 at the latest (extended deadline).

    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.

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