Teachers who are interested in applying should submit the following to the School Superintendent:
An abstract summarizing what will be done with the grant award and how it will improve the applicant’s teaching skills and contribute to the advancement of teaching in our public schools.
A detailed budget outlining expenses of the project or training.
In the case of several strong applications, priority will be given to applicants who have never received a Kirkland Fellowship or have only received the award one time previously. While fellowship awards have averaged about $2,000, greater amounts have been given for outstanding proposals.
Upon completion of training and/or study made possible through this stipend, Kirkland Fellows will be expected to provide a brief written summary of how their teaching skills have been enhanced and expanded. It is also anticipated that members of the selection committee for the Kirkland Fellowship will have an opportunity to meet informally with Kirkland Fellows to discuss further the ideas, issues, knowledge and benefits derived from such study or training.
Deadline for submission is April 15, 2016.