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Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program

One of the longest-standing programs of Lilly Endowment is the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program which began as a program for Indiana's public school teachers. It has evolved over the last 26 years to expand eligibility to teachers in private and parochial schools and to principals and assistant principals. The commitment behind this competitive program is to help Indiana become an even more rewarding arena for seasoned teachers and other education professionals.

The program has supported creative projects that are personally renewing and intellectually revitalizing. While personal renewal is the main goal of this program, applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how their proposed projects will affect their students' engagement in the learning process. The Endowment believes that thousands of Indiana students have benefited from their teachers' participation in this program.   

For 2014, the Endowment announced that it will offer up to 100 grants of $10,000 each to Indiana's public and private school teachers (including guidance counselors and library/media specialists), principals and assistant principals for projects of the individual's choice.  

In 2013, the Endowment granted 100 awards of $10,000 each for the pursuit of independent projects of an individual applicant's design and choice. The Endowment also encourages teams to submit collaborative proposals. 

A statewide mass mailing of information about the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program and instructions for applying is distributed in August. Proposals must be postmarked by November 1, 2013.  Applicants will be notified by early March.

The program director for this grant program is Barbara S. DeHart, 317/916-7345.

To read about the 2013 participants in the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program, click here.

For more information about the 2014 program, click here.