Teacher Programs Fellowships

C.J. Taylor. "The Mortar of Assimilation – And the One Element that Won't Mix." 1889. Folio A 5 .7634.
C.J. Taylor. "The Mortar of Assimilation – And the One Element that Won't Mix." 1889. Folio A 5 .7634.

Newberry Teacher Fellowships offer Chicago-area educators the opportunity to create digital teaching resources and lesson plans based on primary source research at the Newberry. Applicants should have a strong interest in conducting extended independent research with items from the Newberry’s collection to produce challenging teaching materials for use in their own classrooms and to share with other educators. The Newberry’s collection strengths best suit topics in literature, U.S. history, world history, geography, visual arts, music, religion, and other subject areas in the humanities and social sciences.

All K–12 public, private, and parochial school teachers are eligible for Newberry Teacher Fellowships; Chicago Public Schools teachers are especially encouraged to apply. Fellowships carry a stipend of $1,000 unless otherwise noted.

To see an examble of past fellowship projects, visit “Other Americans and the American Revolution” on the Digital Collections for the Classroom website.This fellowship was funded through the generosity of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution - Chicago Chapter.

Apply for a Newberry Teacher Fellowship

The 2014 Newberry Teacher Fellowship application cycle is now closed. Please address all inquiries to teacherprograms@newberry.org.

Research at the Newberry

You don’t have to be a Teacher Fellow to research at the Newberry! Free and open to the public since 1887, the library welcomes researchers at least 16 years old or juniors in high school to apply for a reader’s card.

Interested in our collections, but unable to research in person? Be sure to check out the Newberry’s growing collection of digital resources.

Specific research questions should be addressed to reference@newberry.org. For all other questions about the Newberry’s programs for teachers, including teacher fellowships, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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