Lilly Endowment is pleased to announce the 34th round of its Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). The Teacher Creativity fellowship 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.

We are aware that educators are facing mounting and evolving challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially during this difficult time, the TCFP renewal program plans to support educators through new experiences, exploration and reflection. The Endowment anticipates that educators will discover 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 $12,000, will be awarded in 2021.

View the 2021 Request for Proposals.


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

How to Apply

All applications must be completed using the online form below. Please note that all materials must be uploaded as a single PDF for submission with their Application Cover Form. Your PDF and Application Cover Form must be submitted at the same time. All applications must be completed and submitted online by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, November 2, 2020. Full application details can be found in the Request for Proposals.

You will receive a confirmation email after submission. Submissions received after the deadline will not reviewed.

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View the 2020 recipients here.
Learn about a recent fellowship experience here.