After careful consideration, Fund for Teachers has made the difficult decision to defer this year’s fellowships until the summer of 2021. We believe it is critical to safeguard the health and safety of our Fellows, their families and communities by taking proactive steps to avoid any unnecessary health risks associated with travel and group gatherings.

Our Mission

Fund for Teachers strengthens instruction by investing in outstanding teachers' self-determined professional growth and development in order to support student success, enrich their own practice, and strengthen their schools and communities.

The Charter

I believe in the power of education.

I believe in the power of my commitment.

I believe in the potential of my students and the future they must build.

I believe that we all seek the same horizon, where dreams drift just beyond our line of sight-knowable only to the small voice inside us that says "What if?"

I help my students still themselves to hear that voice.

I teach them to read their surroundings, home their distant shore.

I guide them through challenging circumstance and see each sunrise as a new opportunity. And through all this, I do not lose sight of my own horizon.

I continue to seek that which builds my own experience and equips me better to move through the world as a constant force for equity, achievement and change for the better.

I am a life-long seeker and purveyor of knowledge.

I am a Fund for Teachers Fellow.

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Project Search

  • $33.5 Million in Grants
  • Nearly 9,000 of America's top Educators
  • 152 countries traveled, on all seven continents

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Calendar of Events

  • April 2: Award Notifications
  • April-May: Orientation Webinars

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FFT The Podcast

Our Fellows have pursued knowledge in 152 countries on every continent, making them fascinating people to listen to and learn from. In each episode, you'll hear a little about the fellowship they designed and even more about where that initial experience has led. The goal of each episode (approximately 20 minutes) is to elevate teachers as the inspiring architects of their careers, classrooms and school communities.


Application Learning Center

Everything from how to develop your fellowship ideas to tips for using the online system.