Lilly Endowment is pleased to announce the 38th round of its Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). This program supports K-12 educators throughout Indiana by providing resources for them to take time for meaningful renewal. We believe that through new experiences, exploration and reflection, educators can generate renewed energy in their careers, innovative approaches to teaching and educational leadership, and thoughtful ways to encourage students’ creative thinking. TCFP renewal projects are not intended to be typical vacations, rather they are meant to be intentional experiences that restore educators’ enthusiasm for their profession and stimulate their creativity, which should in turn enhance the educational experiences of their students.

The Endowment expects to award approximately 125 teacher creativity grants, each totaling up to $15,000, in 2025. Fellowship grant periods will be for 18 months. Each proposal should include activities that are intellectually enriching and personally renewing and that provide opportunities for exploration and fulfillment that would otherwise not be possible.

To be competitive, each project proposal should:

  • Be clearly written and well organized.
  • Illustrate how the applicant will experience meaningful renewal through the completion of activities that include growth opportunities and are intellectually stimulating or personally challenging.
  • Demonstrate sufficient planning and research to develop a realistic timeline and budget.

View the 2025 Request for Proposals.

2025 Eligibility

Full-time education professionals in the following areas who are employed in Indiana’s traditional public schools, charter schools and private schools were eligible to apply:

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

How to Apply

Applicants must combine all required documents (listed in the RFP) into a single PDF and submit with the online Application Cover Form. View the Application Cover Form.

Information Sessions

Please select one of the dates below to register for an online Information Session discussing the 2025 TCFP Request for Proposals and proposal submission guidelines.

Thursday, August 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Questions about 2025 TCFP?
Review the 2025 FAQs or email us at

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