Professional Development Grant Opportunities


NOTE: This list includes archived grant opportunities; not all opportunities are currently available. However, many funding opportunities are cyclical, so it would be in your best interest to keep closed opportunities in mind for future funding needs.

Please remember these are just a select few of the many grant opportunities available for professional development funding. If you are interested in joining our free Watch List for professional development grants, please fill out the form to the right.

As an educator fellow, you'll spend 1-2 weeks on an Earthwatch expedition alongside other teachers led by prominent field researchers. You will develop your skills and understanding around environmental concerns so that you are better able to pass on that knowledge to your students. The goal of this fellowship is to prepare you to return to your and community with greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Close to 50 teachers will be selected and placed in teams with 7-9 other educators. The projects you will participate on are in Spotting Songbirds in the Rockies, and Climate Change and Caterpillars in Arizona and Ecuador. Some fellowships include funds to help defray travel costs.

Several iEARN country programs offer online professional development opportunities for educators. While the course offerings vary, they share a common goal of supporting educators and students to use technology to enable collaborative project work. iEARN-USA offers courses on global integration and anti-bullying.

The Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.