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Fund For Teachers (FFT) Fellowship Grant

Fellowships to USA PreK-12 Teachers and
Educators for Professional Development Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

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Fund For Teachers (FFT)

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Deadline Date:

01/30/20 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 who have a broad vision of teaching and learning the tools required to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences.

FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects, all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. Fund for Teachers believe that supporting teachers’ active participation in their own professional growth, positively impacts student learning and achievement.

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 10, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Open to US teachers who live and work in the continental United States and Hawaii. While team members may be from different schools, districts or states, all members must meet the eligibility criteria

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;
- Returning to the classroom in the consecutive school year
- 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 provide monies for:
- Student travel
- The completion of baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degrees, including courses for graduate credit or university, college, or credit hours
- Onsite (or campus) professional development at your school or by the district
- Licensing or licensure
- Compensation for substitutes
- Stipend
- Only classroom supplies, such as books, technology, or other materials. There must be a learning experience included.

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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Webinars are offered as follows:

Wednesday, 11/13/2019 4:30 PM CST
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Wednesday, 12/11/2019 6:30 PM CST
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Wednesday, 01/08/2020 5:30 PM CST
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Pre-Application Information:

All applicants must apply online between October 1, 2019 and January 30, 2020 with final submission made by 5 pm CST on January 30, 2020.

The entire application is completed online. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee results on April 2, 2020 by email. Awardees will be required to attend a pre-fellowship Orientation.

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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