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.

Announcing the Newberry Teacher Fellowship program!

This summer, the Newberry will offer a unique opportunity for Chicago-area teachers to create a Digital Collection for the Classroom with an accompanying lesson plan featuring primary sources from the Newberry’s collection. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $1000. The Newberry will offer two fellowships to K-12 public and private school teachers during the summer of 2014. Teachers may propose their own topic, or develop one of the suggestions below:

  • The Renaissance
  • Chicago neighborhoods
  • The Haitian Revolution
  • Chicago literature
  • The Caribbean
  • Colonial North America
  • Colonial Brazil
  • The Louisiana Purchase

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Newberry’s online catalog and research guides, as well as the Digital Collections for the Classroom (DCC) website, prior to submitting a proposal. Complete applications should be submitted by 5 pm on April 18, 2014. Applicants should submit the following materials to teacherprograms@newberry.org:

  • A current résumé.
  • A letter of no more than one single-spaced page detailing the proposed Digital Collection and how the topic applies to classroom use.
  • A list of 5–15 potential primary sources from the Newberry’s collection for the Digital Collection.

Fellowship Timeline

  • Fellowship recipients will be announced approximately one month after the deadline.
  • Fellows must spend at least ten days in residence at the Newberry by October 1, 2014.
  • The Digital Collection must be submitted to Teacher Programs staff by October 1, 2014, and the lesson plan by November 1, 2014.
  • Relevant examples of student work resulting from the Digital Collection for the Classroom and lesson plan should be submitted by June 1, 2015.

Please direct all questions regarding the Newberry Teacher Fellowship or application process to the Newberry Teacher Programs staff at teacherprograms@newberry.org or (312) 255-3672.