The Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program is one of the Endowment’s longest standing programs and began as a way to help Indiana public school teachers renew their commitment to teaching. Since it began in 1987, the program has expanded its eligibility to teachers in private and parochial schools, to principals and assistant principals, and to school counselors and media specialists. The commitment behind this competitive program is to recognize, re-energize and support Indiana educators.

This fellowship enables educators to pursue their dreams and passions, explore new areas of interest, plus expand and develop new and existing talents. Renewal times are not vacations but opportunities for intentional exploration and reflection that will result in renewed energy, enthusiasm and creativity in teachers and thereby in classrooms and schools. We believe that thousands of Indiana students have benefited from their teachers’ participation in this program.

Funding and Eligibility

For 2019 fellowships, the Endowment will offer up to 100 grants of $12,000 to Indiana’s K-12 public and private school educators (including teachers, school counselors, principals, assistant principals and media specialists) for projects of the individual’s choice. We also encourage teams to submit collaborative proposals. Applicants must have held a position as a teacher, school counselor, principal, assistant principal or media specialist since at least Fall 2016; be currently employed full time; and be Indiana-certified in grades K-12.

Timeline/Submitting Proposals

The Request for Proposals opened May 9, 2018. Application deadline is 5 p.m. (EDT), Sept. 4, 2018. All applications must be submitted online through the application form below. Applicants can learn about what makes a successful proposal by consulting resource documents below, including Tips for Writing Successful Proposals. The Endowment expects to announce recipients of the 2019 fellowship grants in January 2019.

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