Application Guidelines

Part Four: Reporting Requirements

Awardees are expected to be active and engaged members of the Fund for Teachers Ramsden Fellow community over the course of the fellowship year and the years following. This includes participating in a required orientation workshop, as well as periodic virtual meetups and participating as an active member of our digital community. Fellows are also expected to serve as ambassadors of Fund for Teachers in all professional settings.

In addition, throughout the course of the program year, Fellows are required to submit several post-fellowship deliverables to Fund for Teachers. Deliverables include: An expense report; summary report of fellowship (“Passport”) immediately following their fellowship and at the end of the school year; and surveys before, during and after the fellowship experience. Fellows who fail to complete post-fellowship reporting or use fellowship funds in manner not consistent with their grant proposal will be deemed, “Not in Good Standing.” Fund for Teachers, at its discretion, may refuse future applications from individuals listed as “Not in Good Standing.”



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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.

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.