Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellowship

Fellowships to USA Educators for Workshops Addressing
How to Integrate Global News Into Their Classrooms

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Pulitzer Center

Deadline Date:

09/22/21 11:59 PM ET


Request a Grant Writer

Fellowships to USA and Territories educators for workshops addressing how to integrate global news into their classrooms. The program is intended to help educators learn to engage their students in making local connections to global news, practicing media literacy skills, and building empathy. There will be two tracks: one for Chicago-based educators, and one for educators throughout the nation. Participants will explore the following theme: Journalism and Justice: Elevating Underreported Stories in the Classroom.

Fellows will examine systems of (in)justice by engaging with underreported global news stories from diverse media platforms. Fellows will explore media literacy skills and connect with journalists who cover stories on a range of pressing global issues from migration to racial justice and from climate change to incarceration. Ultimately, teachers will design standards-aligned units that guide students in making local connections to global issues, highlight the relationship between journalism and justice, cultivate empathy by centering underreported stories, and empower students to share their learning and take action.

In the fall semester, Fellows will participate in eight evening workshops to explore underreported news stories and connect with Center-supported journalists. They will then develop short units (three–10 class periods) that engage their students in making local connections to global news, practicing media literacy skills, and building empathy.

In the spring semester, Fellows will implement their short units, evaluate student outcomes, and share their projects publicly through the Pulitzer Center’s online lesson library and virtual professional development programs.

The first five sessions will include seminars with award-winning journalists, and exploration and evaluation of underreported news stories on a variety of systemic issues. The remaining four sessions will focus on strategies and resources to engage students, unit brainstorming and development, and opportunities for peer feedback on unit drafts. All sessions will be held live via Zoom.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198473

Estimated Size of Grant:

Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will be provided with:
- $1,200 stipend (made in three payments of $400 disbursed 11/20, 1/21, and 4/21)
- Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellow digital badge
- Certificate for 35 professional learning units (PLUs)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This Fellowship is open to all classroom teachers (grades four–12) working in public, charter, independent, and alternative schools in the United States and U.S. territories. Educators working with adults and youth in jails, prisons, or youth detention facilities are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must be currently teaching virtually or in person, and plan to continue teaching in their current school at least through the end of the 2021–22 school year.

Because all sessions will be held virtually, applicants must have stable internet access and a computer with a webcam and microphone.

Pre-Application Information:

The Fellowship will launch on Saturday, October 23, 2021, and conclude on Saturday, May 21, 2022. While the exact amount of time spent by each Fellow will depend on their classes and projects, it is anticipated that the Fellowship time commitment will be approximately 75 hours. This includes participation in virtual workshops, project design, implementation, and evaluation.

Key Dates for National and Chicago Tracks can be found on the URL for Full Text, below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

If you have additional questions, please contact staff by emailing

Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite #615
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-0982

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Colorado School Districts to Help Students Stay in School

Deadline 11/03/21 Conference Date: 10/20/21 LOI Date: 10/25/21

Grants to Colorado school districts to address attendance and truancy-related issues among students. Funding is intended to reduce the incidence of suspension and expulsion. Eligible uses of funding include program development costs, salaries, and benefits, as well as t

GrantWatch ID#: 124897

Grants to Montana Nonprofits and Agencies for Projects to Reduce and Prevent Pollution

Deadline 10/29/21

Grants of up to $30,000 to Montana nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects to reduce and prevent pollution throughout the state. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for the design a

GrantWatch ID#: 125323

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Public Programs that Promote the Humanities in Local Commu...

Deadline 01/15/22 LOI Date: 11/15/21

Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contac

GrantWatch ID#: 125447

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Community Benefit Programs Primarily to Support Youth

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to addressing the needs of low-income youth, children, and their families. The funding source s

GrantWatch ID#: 125830

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Families Caring for a Child with Cancer to Offset Treatm...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families living in eligible areas and caring for a child with cancer to offset expenses related to the child's cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and

GrantWatch ID#: 125904

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to Arizona Nonprofit and Faith-Based Organizations to Address Community Needs

Deadline 10/22/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to Arizona nonprofit and faith-based organizations for programs that address community needs. Focus areas include arts and education, children and families, and older adults. Priority will be given to applicants serving low-income or underserved

GrantWatch ID#: 126185

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits to Address Community Needs in Eligible Regions

Deadline 03/01/22

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects and capital campaigns that address community needs. Applicants requesting support for a capital campaign are asked to contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Projects are e

GrantWatch ID#: 126506