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Educators for Professional Development Projects

Fund For Teachers (FFT) Fellowship Grant

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Fund For Teachers (FFT)

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Deadline Date:

02/24/22 5:00 PM CST


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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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177420

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Individuals: Up to $5,000
- Teams: Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Fellowships should begin after the last day of school in the spring and be completed by the first day of school in the fall, with all fellowship related expenditures made by September 16, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Open to US teachers who live and work in the continental United States and Hawaii.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- A full-time preK-12th grade teacher who spends at least 50% of your time directly teaching students;
- Applicants must have plans to return to a classroom or teaching environment the year following their fellowship and demonstrate the ability to incorporate what they learn into their teaching; and
- Have at least three years’ experience as a preK-12th grade teacher at the end of the school year. Student and substitute teaching do not count towards the three-year requirement. As long as the applicant has three years’ experience by the time of their fellowship, Fund for Teachers considers them eligible.

Teaching staff that do not provide instruction to students for at least 50% of their full time position are not eligible. One-on-one instructional time does not count toward the 50% time requirement described above. Administrators, such as principals, may not apply, nor may they act as the partner applicant.

Previous recipients must wait for 5 years before reapplying.

Fund for Teachers will not make grants to support student travel, the completion of post baccalaureate degrees, university/college credit hours, courses for graduate credit, licensing or licensure, onsite (or campus) professional development at your school or by the district, compensation for substitutes, stipends and requests that only include classroom supplies, such as books, technology, or other materials.

Eligible teachers may submit one application per grant cycle. Fund for Teachers is interested in your ideas, only. Any indication of borrowed text will disqualify your application. Additionally, previously awarded proposals may not be resubmitted for consideration.

Ineligible expenses can be found at

Pre-proposal Conference:

National Calendar of Events
Fund for Teachers 2022 Information Session
- 10/20/2021 6:00 PM CST
- Zoom: Register at

Fund for Teachers 2022 Information Session
- 11/17/2021 6:00 PM CST
- Zoom: Register at

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Pre-Application Information:

All applicants must apply online between October 1, 2021, and February 24, 2022, with final submission made by 5 pm CST on January 20, 2022.

Applicants will be notified of the selection committee results on March 29, 2022, by email.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Salma Zaky

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