This post was contributed by Leigh Sawyer (Manager – Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Learning Futures).

The 2019 Group Learning and Teaching Citations and Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching schemes were launched by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) in March.

The Group Learning and Teaching Citations (GLTC) are awarded by each Academic Group (hence the term “Group Learning and Teaching Citation”) to recognise and reward teachers, teaching teams, professional staff and programs for their contributions to student learning. Applications are due by 5.00 pm on Monday 27 May 2019.

In a GLTC application you make a claim or claims for the effectiveness of your teaching overall or for an innovation or intervention in your courses and programs, supported by relevant data/evidence. Up to 5 citations may be awarded per Group.

If you are planning to apply for a GLTC in 2019 (or perhaps down the track) there are a range of resources available:


Review the Group Learning and Teaching Citations website for key application information, including:

  • Griffith Citations and Awards for Teaching Excellence Guidelines
  • Application Instructions and Checklist
  • Application Form and Online submission form link

Learning Futures Award and Grant Writing Modules

Also accessible via the GLTC webpage, the online modules will assist you with preparing your application. The Group Learning and Teaching Citations modules are available via our [email protected] Organisations site and outline application planning steps, key application requirements, choosing assessment criteria and structure and style.

The Modules also include a Citation and Award resources folder with past successful application exemplars (please treat these confidentially).

All applicants are requested to complete the modules before submitting an application.

To access the modules via [email protected]:

  1. Login to [email protected]
  2. Go to the Organisations Tab
  3. Enter Learning Futures Award and Grant Writing Modules in the Organisation Search field and click Go
  4. Click on the link GIHE_LAT_AWARD
  5. In the left menu click Self Enrol

Mentors and eligibility advice

Identifying a Group/School mentor or a peer who can give you some feedback is highly recommended. Deans (Learning and Teaching) will provide an appropriate mentor on request for applicants from their Academic Group and peers who will be able to provide feedback on a final draft of an application. Contact details for each Group are available on the Citations webpage.

Learning Futures can provide advice in relation to eligibility to apply. If you have any queries on this please contact us via [email protected]