The National Education Association Foundation Supports Professional Development Opportunities for Educators.
The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation supports educators, both individuals, and groups, in their efforts to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Grant funds can be used for travel, room, meals, registration fees, materials, etc. for individual grants. For group grants, funds can be used for educator stipends, substitute fees, materials, travel, meals, etc. Grant funds cannot be used to pay indirect costs, grant administration fees, salaries, conference fees for more than one person, or lobbying or religious purposes. Through its Learning and Leadership program, the foundation awards grants to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff at public institutions of higher education for participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research. It also awards grants in support of group projects related to collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Preference is given to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects.