Teacher Creativity Fellowship

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  • Funding for Science Teachers

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Lilly Endowment Inc.

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The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment is inviting applications for an annual program that enables Indiana K-12 educators to pursue an "imaginative project" that infuses their busy lives with personal renewal and intellectual revitalization. Launched in 1987, the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program provides support for K-12 teachers, principals, guidance counselors, and school librarians in Indiana to take time during the summer to pursue a personal interest, explore subjects that interest them, and re-energize before returning to the classroom in the fall. Past fellowship recipients have explored national parks, studied Tajikistani language and culture, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, trained under a master woodworker, and photographed cathedrals in central Europe, among many other activities. Since the program began in 1987, more than 2,500 Indiana educators have received grants for an array of imaginative adventures. Part of the Lilly Endowment's longstanding commitment to help Indiana become an even more appealing locale for seasoned teachers and other education professionals, the program will award one hundred grants of $10,000 each for the 2014 fellowship period. The program is open to public and private K-12 licensed school teachers, principals and assistant principals, guidance counselors, and media specialists with at least three years of professional experience. Eligibility: public and private K-12 licensed school teachers, principals and assistant principals, guidance counselors, and media specialists with at least three years of professional experience. Deadlines: Yearly

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