National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship deadline Feb. 29

The National Book Foundation (NBF) Teacher Fellowship supports and celebrates 6th-12th grade teachers using innovative methods to make reading for pleasure a part of their students’ school day experience. The NBF Teacher Fellowship aims to:

  • Support classroom activities that have a direct impact on the development of students as lifelong readers
  • Celebrate and highlight creative and effective models for independent reading instruction
  • Connect more young people with great literature through National Book Award-honored titles

As part of the Fellowship, teachers develop or continue an initiative that promotes reading for pleasure in their classroom, incorporate National Book Award-honored titles into their curriculum, and collaborate with other Fellows through participation in a professional learning community, including an in-person convening in New York City.

Applications for the 2024/25 National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship are now open. Submission deadline is 8pm ET on Feb. 29, . Interested applicants should be sure to review Program Details & Eligibility as well as Application Instructions & Selection Criteria.

Learn more about the 2023/24 NBF Teacher Fellows, as well as the Selection Committee, here.