Professional Development Fellowships for Teachers  - Individual limit of $5K, Team limit of $10K, due Jan 29, 2015

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    Professional Development Fellowships for Teachers

    Fund for Teachers

    Full link - Design your own Professional Development Grant -

    Oregon link -

    Funding amounts -

    • Individual - up to $5K
    • Team - up to $10K

    Due - January 29, 2015

    The Fund for Teachers awards fellowships to pre-K-12 classroom teachers throughout the United States so that they may participate in training and enriching activities that will improve their skills as teachers. Educators should propose a summer activity and explain how the endeavor will make the applicant a better teacher, how the applicant will implement his or her new improved skills in the classroom, and how these improved skills will benefit students, curricula, and the school. Teachers must have a minimum of three years experience and be full-time teachers spending at least 50% of their time in the classroom. Eligible teachers may apply as individuals (funding limit of $5,000) or as a team (funding limit of $10,000). The application deadline is January 29, 2015. Visit the Fund’s website for detailed fellowship guidelines for each state.

    2014 Fellows/Example Fellowships -

    Notes for Oregon - They have categories for "Expeditiary Learning" ( "All Other Schools" (

    Program Information (from the All Other Schools page)

    Fund for Teachers provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed 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. We believe that supporting teachers' active participation in their own professional growth, positively impacts student learning and achievement.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Employed full-time as a PreK-12th grade teacher and spends at least 50% of their work week in direct instruction with students in a classroom or classroom-like setting;
    • Intends to continue teaching in the consecutive school year; and
    • Has at least three years teaching experience as a PreK-12th grade teacher.

    Individuals may apply for up to $5,000 and teams may apply for up to $10,000 (while team members may be from different schools, districts or states, all members must meet the eligibility criteria). Upon award, Fellows will receive 90 percent of their grant award, the remaining 10 percent to be reimbursed upon completion of post-fellowship requirements.

    Fund for Teachers will not provide monies for student travel, the completion of baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degrees, teacher certifications, university/college credit hours, courses for graduate credit, onsite (or campus) professional development at your school or by the district, compensation for substitutes or stipends.

    Previous recipients must wait for 3 years before reapplying. NOTICE: Effective October 1, 2015 a mandatory 5 year waiting period becomes policy.

    Eligible teachers may submit one application per grant cycle. Proposals must be written by the person(s) participating in the fellowship.

    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 30, 2015.

    Each eligible application is reviewed by a Selection Committee comprised of educators, Fellows and corporate and civic volunteers, and ranked using the Scoring Rubric. Applicant cover sheet and identifying information is removed prior to the selection process.ection process.

    Applicants will be notified of the selection committee results by April 3, 2015. Awardees will be required to attend a pre-fellowship Orientation.

    Fund for Teachers reserves the right to review the terms and conditions of this grant program, and to make changes at any time, including termination.

    Other funding opportunities noted on the site - Note - "While FFT is not associated with the following organizations, you might find them helpful while pursuing additional funding opportunities."