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.

Information Sessions

The Endowment is offering two virtual information sessions to discuss the Teacher Creativity Fellowship request for proposals and answer related questions. Educators interested in learning more may choose one of the dates below to register for a session through Eventbrite.

  • Monday, August 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Registration for this session will close at noon on the 22nd. Register here
  • Wednesday, August 24 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Registration for this session will close at noon on the 24th. Register here

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View the list of the 2022 Teacher Creativity fellows here.