3M National Teaching Fellowships


Opportunity type:



Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Award amount and duration:

Up to $25,000





The Fellowship is open to any individual currently teaching at a Canadian university or college, regardless of discipline, program, level, or term of appointment. All post-secondary institutions in Canada (universities, colleges, cégeps, polytechnics, and other provincially and/or federally recognized institutes of higher education) are included.

Nominees need not be members of STLHE.

In recognition of the systemic conditions of disadvantage in higher education and society, we encourage nominations of members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQI.

The 3M National Teaching Fellowship recognizes excellence in teaching at the diploma and undergraduate degree level. Evidence of exceptional graduate teaching is certainly relevant too, provided the nominator has first and most strongly made the case for exceptional undergraduate teaching.
The 3M Fellowship is not a lifetime achievement award. Please do not nominate retired professors or those near retirement. Outstanding retired teachers and leaders deserve to be honoured, but the 3M Fellowship is not intended to be such an honour.
Likewise, please do not nominate full-time administrators or educational developers whose teaching opportunities have been significantly reduced for the past five or more years.


In 1986, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada partnered to recognize exceptional contributions to teaching and learning in Canadian post-secondary education. The community of 3M National Teaching Fellows embodies the highest ideals of teaching excellence and scholarship with a commitment to encourage and support the educational experience of every learner.
Up to ten Fellowships are selected annually.
Canada now has more than 340 3M National Teaching Fellows, representing a broad range of academic disciplines from more than 80 small and large Canadian post-secondary institutions. After joining the Fellowship, Fellows continue to elevate teaching and learning at their own institutions and through larger, collaborative initiatives supported by 3M Canada, STLHE, and the Council of 3M Fellows, a constituent group within STLHE.


Application deadlines

Program application deadline

November 15, 2023 - 11:00 PM


Additional Information

Complete the Nomination Form

Please submit your dossier on or before November 15, 2023 by midnight Pacific Time.

Name the file this way, surname first: “3MNTF_CHAN, Ping-Hung.pdf”, “3MNTF_KHAN, Fatima.pdf”.

Submit the completed dossier in a single PDF file through the following online repository here.

To the same online repository, please submit a separate, high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) digital photograph (head and shoulders) of the nominee. This headshot will be used by STLHE and its partners for promotion of the Fellows and the Fellowship.

All files received in the online repository will be acknowledged by an automated email reply.

Please do not forward hard copy documents, flash drives, or other electronic media.

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