The annual call for applications begins each fall. Educators have approximately two months to complete an application and submit it online. See the sample application for detailed information about the 2020 application. A panel of reviewers will assess each application throughout December 2019 and January 2020. Accepted applicants will be contacted by a program staff member by the end of February 2020; all other applicants will receive an email notifying them of the status of their application. Expedition departures are scheduled from May 2020 through December 2020.
What You’ll Need to Complete this Application
- Current resume
- A cell phone camera or other video recording device to complete one of the required application responses*
- One letter of recommendation†
*This video will only be used for purposes related to the review of your application. National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions will not share it publicly.
†This letter should provide specific examples of your teaching and leadership abilities and how this experience will positively impact you, your students, and your teaching environment. As an applicant, you are responsible for uploading the letter into our application system. We will not accept letters submitted separately.
Become a Fellow
Applications will be available in the fall of 2020.
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