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Brother John Taylor Fellowship





Applications for the 2016 Brother John Taylor Fellowship will close on
30 September. To apply please click here.

The winning Fellow will be announced in early December 2016.



The Brother John Taylor Fellowship grew out of the Brother John Taylor Award for Excellence in Catholic Education, offered annually by Catholic Education Commission NSW (CECNSW) since 1995. 

Past recipients are listed here

Guidelines are attached here

In 2014, CECNSW refocused the award as the Brother John Taylor Fellowship to stimulate research and encourage innovation in Catholic teaching.


The Fellowship is offered each year to an applicant who can demonstrate a capacity and passion for research into a priority or challenge facing Catholic education. 

The aim of the Fellowship is to encourage and facilitate academic study by people dedicated to Catholic education into a topic of relevance to Catholic schools.

Each year, the successful Fellow's research will be published for the teaching profession so that over time, a rigorous body of work is developed that makes a valuable contribution to Catholic teaching. 

Brother John Taylor cfc (1929-1993) 

Brother John Taylor was Executive Director of CECNSW from 1984 until his death in 1993. 

A Christian Brother, he was also a member of the NSW Board of Studies, the National Catholic Education Commission and the Commonwealth Schools Council during this period. 

He had a key role in the development, organisation and management of Australian Catholic schools across three decades.

In particular, he played an important part in the development of the Higher School Certificate, and had a strong influence on science teaching in Catholic schools and on curriculum generally.

Brother Taylor's career included teaching at the Christian Brother Juniorate at Strathfield and at Waverley College, Principal of St Paul's Manly and Deputy Provincial of his Congregation. 

As teacher, principal and administrator, Brother Taylor was respected as a man of high ideals, simple taste and powerful intellect. As a colleague, he was admired and loved for his personality, his deep commitment and his genuine affection and concern.

Brother John Taylor Fellowship Reports

Link to past recipients reports will be posted here.