Lilly Endowment is proud to launch the 36th round of its Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). TCFP is one of the Endowment’s longest standing programs and began as a way to help Indiana elementary and secondary educators renew their commitment to teaching.

The Endowment expects to award approximately 100 grants, each totaling up to $12,000, for 2023.


Full-time education professionals in the following areas who have daily face-to-face interaction with students in Indiana’s public, private and charter schools are eligible to apply:

  • K-12 classroom teachers of all subjects
  • Principals and assistant principals
  • Librarians and media specialists
  • School counselors
  • School social workers
  • Instructional coaches

Application Process

Download the 2023 Request for Proposals for guidance on individual and collaborative applications. We recommend having a colleague review your proposal before submitting your materials as a single PDF through the online application form below. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 3, 2022.

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View the list of the 2022 Teacher Creativity fellows here.