The Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships are designed to provide professional development opportunities for public school teachers who are women; improve girls’ learning opportunities, especially in math, science, and technology; and promote equity and long-term change in classrooms, schools, and school systems. The program offers three types of funding opportunities for female public school teachers. The Professional Development Fellowships provide up to $5,000 for attendance at the five-day Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Institute and Forum on Educational Equity held in Washington, D.C.; additional professional development activities (e.g., workshops, courses, conferences); and seed money to plan a classroom-based gender equity project. The Project Implementation Grant offers up to $10,000 to support a classroom or school gender equity program. Dissemination Grants of up to $2,000 support information sharing about model gender-equity projects. Fellowships are available to teachers who have taught for three years. The AAUW encourages women of color and teachers working with underserved students to apply.
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