How to Apply

  • The 2022-23 application period has ended.
  • Applications for next year’s cohort will open in December.


Before you apply, view our 2022-23 Fellowships new opportunities will be posted as the new application period begins) to see which projects are available to educators in your district, grade level, and subject area. Fellowship projects are updated throughout the application period. Continue to check back for updates.

  • All applications to the Kenan Fellows Program must be completed online.
  • Please review the Fellowship Expectations and Timeline before beginning your application.
  • You will be asked to submit an essay and two letters of recommendation.
  • Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.

Application Process

  1. Please complete our online application.
  2. You can save your application and return at any time. But please keep in mind that only completed and submitted applications will be reviewed.
  3. All applications must be submitted on or before the deadline.
  4. Please provide all of the requested information.
  5. Upload a 500-word essay or provide a link to a 3-5 minute video addressing the prompts provided in the application.
  6. You will be asked to identify two people who will electronically submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  7. Once you submit an application, you will receive an email with a link to the recommendation form. You must forward the form to each of your recommenders for them to complete. NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the recommendation letters are received by the deadline. All letters of recommendation must be submitted by the deadline.
  8. Final candidates will be invited for an in-person interview in March. All applicants will be notified of their status in April. Fellowship winners will be announced in May. Applicants who are offered fellowships will receive an acceptance package in the mail. The Kenan Fellows Program will never ask for personal financial information for processing stipends via email, phone or text. 
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