Fellowships of up to $5,000 to USA PreK-12th grade educators and up to $10,000 to educator teams for projects that support professional growth and development. Funding is intended to offer educators the tools required to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences.
Teachers are most effective, and improve in their practice, when they are problem solvers and innovators, who take risks, learn, reflect, and collaborate. Teachers who pursue Fund for Teachers’ transformational learning experiences catalyze these problem-solving experiences for themselves and students, ultimately changing schools and communities. Fellowship proposals that prioritize teachers seeking solutions to their own, genuine problems of practice will be best aligned to FFT’s grant goals. In addition, proposals that have the potential to center students as changemakers for problems in their communities are highly encouraged to apply.
Goals of a Fund for Teachers fellowship are for educators to:Serve as problem solvers and innovators who create solutions to real problem of practice;Reflect on their experience as a learner and transfer the most powerful aspects of their experience to student learning;Integrate their experiences as Fund for Teachers Fellows into their teaching to create more globally minded students who are empowered to take action;And grow as leaders and change makers.Eligible expenses can be found at https://fft.fundforteachers.org/app/webroot/files/guidelines/documents/2022-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=5.