Lilly Endowment is pleased to launch the 37th round of its Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). This program supports educators throughout Indiana by providing resources for them to take time for meaningful renewal. The Endowment believes 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.

Approximately 100 grants, each totaling up to $15,000, will be awarded in 2024.


Full-time education professionals in the following areas who are employed 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

How to Apply

Please review the 2024 Request for Proposals (RFP) for submission guidelines. All required documents (outlined in the RFP) must be combined into a single PDF and submitted upon completing the Application Cover Form below.

Please note that the form does not allow for applicants to save their information and return at a later time. The Endowment recommends previewing the form in preparation of a complete submission.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, September 11, 2023.

Information Sessions

The Endowment will host four virtual informational sessions in 2023 to review the RFP and answer questions from interested educators. Applicants may select a date below to RSVP.

Interested in responses to frequently asked questions?
Review responses to frequently asked questions here. This document will be updated to include additional questions and responses following the information sessions.

Want to learn about successful TCFP projects?
Review a news release about recent fellowship recipients and their projects here.

Questions about TCFP?
Email us at

Proposal Submissions

Proposal resources such as the Budget and Timeline Samples and FAQ can be found in the Resources section at the bottom of the page.