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  • Fellowship Requirements

    Fellows are expected to be active and engaged members of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship over the course of the expedition year and the year following. This includes participating in a preparatory workshop as well as periodic virtual meetups and participating as an active member of our digital community. Fellows are also expected to serve as ambassadors of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship in all professional settings.

    In addition, throughout the course of the program year, Fellows are required to submit a number of professional development deliverables to National Geographic. Deliverables include goal setting, outreach and classroom action plans, media and data collection, a digital log, reflection, a blog post, an activity outline, outreach presentation(s), and outreach documentation. Fellows will receive detailed information about all required deliverables after their selection into the program is confirmed. All required deliverables are intended to help educators incorporate their field-based experience into their teaching practice and share it with their professional and community networks.

  • Eligibility

    • The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for current pre-K–12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Department of Defense Activity schools.

    • Applicants must have a proven dedication to geographic education in their teaching field and show promise of continued active engagement in the future. 

    • Applicants must have plans to return to a classroom or teaching environment the year following their assigned expedition and demonstrate the ability to incorporate what they learn into their teaching.

    • Past Grosvenor Teacher Fellows are ineligible to apply again.

  • Goals

    The goals of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship are for educators to

    • gain firsthand experiences and knowledge of the interconnectedness of the human and natural world;
    • integrate their experiences as Grosvenor Teacher Fellows into their teaching in an effort to create more globally minded students who are empowered to take action; and
    • grow as leaders and ambassadors.


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.

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