Margaret and John Kalman Trust new fellowship scheme | apply now

Five fellowships available

The Department of Mathematics is delighted to announce that the Margaret and John Kalman Trust is supporting a new fellowship scheme to promote leadership within the mathematics teaching community.

From 2019 to 2021, the scheme will offer five mathematics teachers from the Auckland region the opportunity to participate in a year-long fellowship programme in the department. 

Fellowships are worth $5000; $1000 is an honorarium which goes direct to the Fellow with the remaining $4000 used mainly to cover the Fellow's time away from their teaching duties while they participate in Fellowship activities.

The chosen Kalman Teacher Fellows will collaborate with each other throughout the year on projects connected to a central theme, as well as interacting with the department’s Mathematics Education researchers and other academics.

They will also participate in seminars, assist with resource development, upskill their content knowledge and develop their leadership skills.

Applications open 8 October 2018
Applications close 2 November 2018

The first five Kalman Teacher Fellows will be announced by the end of January 2019.

Our thanks to the Margaret and John Kalman Trust for providing additional support for mathematics teaching and to raise awareness for mathematics in general.


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FAQs about the Kalman Teacher Fellowships

What is the honorarium?

This is a payment of $1000 which will be paid directly to the Teacher Fellow. Teacher Fellows are free to use this money as they see fit. The Fellowship’s remaining $4000 is used mainly to cover the Fellow’s time away from their teaching duties while they participate in Fellowship activities.

How many days/periods of release time will be paid for by the Fellowship?

The Fellowship will pay for up to eight full day releases from school. One per term that Fellows are expected to travel in to the City campus. The remaining four may be taken by Fellows at a time convenient to them and their school to work on their project.

Up to four half day releases and up to 10 one period releases are available to allow Fellows to attend Colloquium, Public Lectures, and seminars or attend content courses and meetings.

What courses would the Kalman Teacher Fellow be expected to teach?

Fellows are not expected to teach as part of the Fellowship.

What is the selection process?

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday 2 November 2018. We may request brief interviews if necessary, and call references. Applicants will be notified of the end of November.

What is the project that Fellows work on?

Projects will be proposed by Fellows or small groups of Fellows within an overarching theme for the year. The theme for 2019 is ‘How can technology be exploited for the benefit of mathematics teaching and learning’. The project may involve doing some reading and research around an aspect of the theme, developing some resources and/or activities around the theme, gathering some information from the teaching community about the theme.

Will there be opportunities to interact with members of the Department of Mathematics?

Kalman Fellows will be strongly encouraged to interact with members of the Department; depending on their project topic, guidance about who might be appropriate will be given.

What are the compulsory components of the Fellowship?

Fellows will need to:

  • Submit a final report on their project
  • Attend Launch Event in January
  • Attend one Fellowship Day per term
  • Attend meeting with pre-service teachers at Faculty of Education
  • Attend meeting with Maths 202 students
  • Give a presentation at an AMA professional development event
  • Attend colloquiums/seminars as invitations arise
  • Attend up to six sessions of Mathematics or Mathematics Education modules