Global Teacher Grants 2021

Deadline: November 11, 2021

The Global Teacher Grants (GTG) provide teacher exchange program alumni from around the world with the resources to serve their classrooms, schools, and communities.

What are the Global Teacher Grants?

GTGs are sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.
GTGs offer teacher exchange program alumni an opportunity to demonstrate teacher leadership, develop themselves professionally, and enhance their role as change agents in their schools and communities. Recipients of GTGs use the funding, in addition to the resources, skills, and networks that they acquired during their fellowships, to benefit their students, colleagues, administrators, and community. GTGs allow for a maximum of $2,000 in funding per individual award. There is no minimum amount of funding per award.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be alumni in good standing, currently working in elementary or secondary education in their country of citizenship, and an alumnus of Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program.

What makes a strong application?

GTG applications should propose a project that addresses a clear and concise educational need within their school and/or community. Projects do not need to focus on the classroom exclusively. Strong applications will include a detailed budget, attainable goals, a logical workplan to achieve those goals, avenues of collaboration with other project stakeholders, and a plan to continue the project once GTG funding ends.

GTG Application and Implementation Timeline
 DateMilestone
October 14, 2021Global Teacher Grant (GTG) applications opens to all eligible alumni
November 11, 2021GTG applications are due to IREX
December 2021GTG award recipients notified via email
January – July 2022GTG project implementation period

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