The Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program is one of the Endowment’s longest standing programs and began as a way to help Indiana public school teachers renew their commitment to teaching. Since it began in 1987, the program has expanded its eligibility to educators in private and parochial schools, to principals and assistant principals, and to school counselors and media specialists. The aim behind this competitive program is to recognize, re-energize and support Indiana educators.

This fellowship enables educators to pursue their dreams and passions, explore new areas of interest, and develop new and existing talents. Renewal projects are not intended to be vacations, rather they are meant to be intentional experiences that restore educators’ enthusiasm for their profession and stimulate creativity, which should in turn enhance the educational experiences of their students.

Learn about a recent fellowship experience here.


The following full-time education professionals in Indiana’s public, private and parochial 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

Timeline/Submitting Proposals

The application window for the 2020 Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program is closed. The Endowment expects to announce recipients of the 2020 fellowship no later than February 28, 2020.

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