Announcing the National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship

February 2023



Calling all teachers! We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new initiative: the National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship.

The National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship supports and celebrates 6th-12th grade teachers using innovative methods to make reading for pleasure a part of their students’ school day experience, and aims to:

  • Support classroom activities that have a direct impact on the development of students as lifelong readers
  • Celebrate and highlight creative and effective models for independent reading instruction
  • Connect more young people with great literature through National Book Award-honored titles.

As part of the Fellowship, teachers will receive a stipend as well as a book buying budget, develop or continue an initiative that promotes reading for pleasure in their classroom, incorporate National Book Award-honored titles into their curriculum, and collaborate with other Fellows through participation in a professional learning community, including an in-person convening in New York City.

Application for 2023/24 school year is now open, and we hope you will share this opportunity with the teachers in your lives. Interested applicants should be sure to review the full Program Details & Eligibility as well as Application Instructions & Selection Criteria, and submit an online application by the deadline of April 13, 2023.