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2nd Pedagogical Innovation Prize at NOVA: Deadline extended to 14 July. Find out how to apply

You can still apply for the 2023 edition of the competition that rewards the best practices in the classroom at NOVA University Lisbon. Click here to find out how.

The prize was announced by the Rector of NOVA, João Sàágua, on the first Quality Day in 2021. Inspired by the University's mission to promote quality teaching - in all study cycles, by excellent academics who are able to provide their students with a transformative and intellectually challenging educational experience - the competition is now in its 2nd edition.

The deadline for applications for the award runs until the 14th of July and is open to teachers and career researchers at NOVA University Lisbon - see Rules.

The criteria for awarding the prize focus, among other things, on the relevance and originality of the practices implemented (compared to conventional approaches) and also on the excellence of the teacher, as well as the impact and scope of these good pedagogical practices.

The prize consists of a Pedagogical Innovation Grant worth €4,000 and up to five honourable mentions worth €1,500 each.

The results will be announced at the next Quality Day, on a date to be announced. This will also be the occasion to present the prizes of the 1st edition, won by Isabel Catarino, professor at FCT NOVA - Know more about the winning project of the first edition.


Useful information

Applications must be sent electronically by e-mail to nova.inov.ped@unl.pt

As the jury is international, proposals must be written in English.


Required Documentation

  a) Application form, duly completed, with the reasons for the application and the declaration of consent of the proposed teacher(s) or researcher(s).

Candidate Form

Informed consent form (provide one for each professor/researcher)

b) Simplified curriculum vitae of the candidate(s);

c) e-mail address of the person responsible for the application.



The jury that will evaluate the works in the competition will be composed of


Professor João Sàágua - Dean of NOVA

External members

Professor Terry Maguire - Director of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Ireland)

Professor Luís Castro - Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico


Academics at NOVA

Professor Isabel Nunes - Pro-Rector coordinating the Quality Area

Professor Francisco Caramelo - Director of NOVA Cairo

Professor João Correia de Freitas - Professor at FCT - NOVA


NOVA Students

Sofia Solayman

Sofia Lourenco



For more information, see

Regulations of the Pedagogical Innovation Award