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This year marks Lilly Endowment’s 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. 


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


All applications were to be completed and submitted by Monday, November 2, 2020. The Endowment anticipates announcing grants in 2021.

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