The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment is accepting applications for the thirty-fourth round of its Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program. 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 is aware that educators are facing mounting and evolving challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this difficult time, the TCFP renewal program plans to support educators through new experiences, exploration, and reflection. The endowment anticipates that educators will use their fellowship grants to discover renewed energy in their careers, adopt a new or innovative approach to their teaching and educational leadership, and be thoughtful about encouraging students’ creative thinking.
Through the program, approximately one hundred grants of up to $12,000 ecah will be awarded in 2021.
To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be a full-time education professional (K-12 classroom teacher of any subject, principal or assistant principal, librarian or media specialist, school counselor, or school social worker) who has daily face-to-face interaction with students in Indiana’s public, private, or charter schools.
All applications must be completed using the online form provided on the endowment’s website. (Note: all materials must be uploaded as a single PDF for submission with the Application Cover Form.) All applications must be completed and submitted online by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, November 2, 2020.
For the complete Request for Proposals, see the Lilly Endowment website.