The first cohort of Teaching & Learning Fellows at UT will be announced this spring. University of Twente faculties are now asked to nominate their candidates, one per Faculty per year. The theme of the first group will be Challenge Based Learning, which will be embedded in the Twente Education Model. Fellows will be appointed for two years. In this period they can dedicate one day per week to educational R&D related to their faculty. The fellows are also expected to be key players in the new teacher academy which will start later this year. After two cohorts this new opportunity for educational innovation and further professional development will be evaluated.