Application Guidelines

Part One: Cover Sheet

All applicants must apply online between October 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019 with final submission made by 5 pm CST on Wednesday, January 31, 2019

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

  • Complete form online
  • 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 signature to verify the information you have included on your coversheet and your eligibility. Signed coversheets are no longer editable, with the exception of 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 if JFK Elem. School.

TEAMS:

  • Elect a team lead and create a team name.
  • The team lead initiates the online process and creates the team name.
  • Each team member registers an account and submits a coversheet.
  • The team lead cannot advance past the coversheet until all other members have completed and signed his/her coversheet.

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.