The Beeby Fellowship is a joint initiative between the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and NZCER. The Fellowship was first awarded in 1998 and is named after Dr Clarence Beeby who, in 1934, became the first Director of NZCER, and was Assistant Director-General of UNESCO from 1948-49.
The Beeby Fellow receives a grant of $30,000 to support the development of resources drawn from their research. The Fellowship is aimed at people already actively involved in an innovative educational programme and is intended to enable them to document, analyse, and write a resource about their work. The end result should enhance classroom practice and students' learning.