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Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program - 2016

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

The Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program supports life-long learning among educators by enabling them to pursue their dreams and passions, explore new areas of interest, expand existing talents and develop new ones. Renewal times are not vacations but opportunities for intentional exploration and reflection that will result in renewed energy, enthusiasm and creativity in teachers and thereby in classrooms and schools. The Endowment believes that thousands of Indiana students have benefited from their teachers' participation in this program.

Grant details: For 2016 the Endowment will offer up to 100 grants of $12,000.

Who can apply: 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. The Endowment also encourages teams to submit collaborative proposals.

Deadline: Proposals must be postmarked by Sept. 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified in January 2016.

Application information: For 2016 program details,click here. To read about the 2015 participants in the Teacher creativity Fellowship Program, click here.

Contact us: Program director for this initiative is Barbara S. DeHart, 317/916-7345.