Application Guidelines

Part One: Application

APPLICATION

The entire application is completed online and will require digital signatures. As part of the application process an email will be sent from info@fundforteachers.org to your principal to verify your eligibility.

Part One: Coversheet

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

Before you begin, determine if you are applying as an individual or as a team.

  • Create your online account, or login with existing credentials.
  • Create a 1-2 sentence project description (350-character limit), detailing What you are doing + Where you are going + Why.
  • Sign your coversheet. Once signed, an email will be sent to your principal asking for a digital signature to verify your eligibility. Edits to signed coversheets are not permitted, except for revisions to the project description.
  • Use the formal name of your district and school. Ex: Houston Independent School District instead of HISD and John F. Kennedy Elementary School instead of JFK Elem. School.
  • Teams:
    • Elect a team lead and create a team name.
    • The team lead initiates the online process and is the first to input the team’s name.
    • Each team member registers creating an individual account and submits a coversheet.
    • The team lead cannot advance past the coversheet until all other members have completed and signed his/her coversheet.

AppTimeline

Applicant Eligibility

Do you meet each of the following eligibility requirements?

  • A full-time preK-12th grade teacher, curriculum specialist, curriculum head, Special Education coordinator, media specialist/librarian, or other type of educator who spends at least 50% of your time directly teaching students;
  • Returning to the classroom in the consecutive school year;
  • Will have at least three years’ experience as a preK-12th grade teacher at the end of the school year; and
  • Have not received a Fund for Teachers grant award in the past five years.
  • I understand that FFT grant proposals must be written by the applicant(s) and not my school administration or any other third party.

Not Eligibile

Thank you for your interest in Fund for Teachers. Based on the information provided, you do not meet our eligibility requirements. Each applicant, including members of a team, must meet each eligibility requirement. If you have questions regarding specific eligibility questions, please contact FFT at info@fundforteachers.org or 1-800-681-2667.

Project Eligibility

Does your proposed Fund for Teachers grant proposal include any of the following?

  • Student travel
  • The completion of baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degrees, including:
    • Courses for graduate credit
    • University College or Credit Hours*
  • Onsite (or campus) professional development at your school or by the district
  • Compensation for substitutes
  • Stipend
  • No learning experience: All monies will go toward classroom supplies, such as books, technology, or other materials.

* University courses, such as teacher professional development trips/programs are an allowable fellowship type. However, if the choice is given to pay for credit hours toward a degree that portion of the cost will be at the expense of the Fellow. If the credit hours are included, and non-negotiable they are permitted, so long as the applicant is not using these hours to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Not Eligibile

Thank you for your interest in Fund for Teachers. Based on the information provided, your project may not meet our eligibility requirements. Fund for Teachers fellowships cannot include funding for the following: Student travel, stipends, baccalaureate course work, substitutes, onsite or campus professional development and materials-only based grants.

If you feel this is in error or have questions regarding specific eligibility questions, please contact FFT at info@fundforteachers.org or 1-800-681-2667.