FLAIR – Faculty Internships at UK Universities

Type Call for expressions of interest
Key dates

Deadline for submission: Friday 5 May 2017

Dates of internships: 4 weeks from end of June

Eligibility UK universities

About this opportunity

We invite expressions of interest from UK universities to host newly recruited faculty members from the universities and colleges of Kerala, India.

This programme aims to infuse vigour into higher education and improve the quality of teaching, learning and research in the government colleges and university departments across the State of Kerala through international exposure. The main objective of the programme is to train faculty members with five years or less experience to enhance their teaching and research abilities.

The Government of Kerala will fund 20 facultymembers from different disciplines as per listed below for a four week internship in the UK, starting from 4th week of June 2017. The UK programme of the internship should include an induction programme followed by academic placements at the chosen UK universities and an evaluation at the end of the training period.

UK Higher Education institutions should submit an Expression of Interest to host month-long faculty internships in their institution. Please note that the selected universities may be requested to organise a one-day induction programme to the faculty which could include the following:

  • Introduction to UK higher education system
  • Innovations and good practice in teaching, learning, assessment and research
  • Teaching excellence Framework
  • Technology-enabled teaching and learning

How to apply

Selection of the UK universities will be jointly done by the Government of Kerala and the British Council on the basis of:

A) strength of the proposed programme (maximum 40 marks)

B) plans to engage with the visiting faculty members after the end of month-long internship (maximum 30 marks); and

C) administrative and other support that will be provided (maximum 30 marks).

Subject background of the selected faculty members and other details are in the attached FLAIR notification and Application form. 

Institutions interested in supporting the programme are requested to send their expressions of interest (EoI) in the attached format by Friday 5 May 2017 to s.kumaran@britishcouncil.org and eldho.mathews@britishcouncil.org.