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Global Teacher Prize

Award to a USA, Canada, or International
Teacher to Recognize Excellence in Teaching

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Varkey Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/30/21

Description:

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International teacher who has made an exceptional contribution to the teaching profession. The purpose of the award is to highlight the importance of teaching and demonstrate the fact that teachers across the globe deserve to be recognized and celebrated.

Candidates for the Global Teacher Prize will be judged on a rigorous set of criteria. The Academy will look for evidence of a combination of:

  1. Employing effective instructional practices that are replicable and scalable to influence the quality of education globally.
  2. Employing innovative instructional practices that address the particular challenges of the school, community or country and which have shown sufficient evidence to suggest they could be effective in addressing such challenges in a new way.
  3. Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom.
  4. Impact in the community beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others.
  5. Helping children become global citizens through providing them with a values-based education that equips them for a world where they will potentially live, work and socialize with people from many different nationalities, cultures and religions.
  6. Improving the teaching profession through helping to raise the bar of teaching, sharing best practice, and helping colleagues overcome any challenges they face in their school.
  7. Teacher recognition from governments, national teaching organizations, head-teachers, colleagues, members of the wider community or pupils.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174812

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

A US $1 million award

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Prize is open to currently working teachers who teach children that are in compulsory schooling, or are between the ages of five and eighteen. Teachers who teach children age 4+ in an Early Years government-recognised curriculum are also eligible, as are teachers who teach on a part-time basis, and teachers of online courses. Teachers must spend at least 10 hours per week teaching children face-to-face, and plan to remain in the teaching profession for the next 5 years. The Prize is open to teachers in every kind of school and, subject to local laws, in every country in the world.

Pre-Application Information:

The application and nomination process for the 2021 Global Teacher Prize opens 2 February and will close on 30 April 2021. The winner will be announced at a prize ceremony in November 2021.

Selection Process:
- Once the Application process has closed, Applications will be scored and read by a panel of online judges who will select the Top 50 finalists.
- The first committee of judges (“Prize Committee”) will meet in 2021 to select ten finalists. The Global Teacher Prize Academy will then select the winner, through a secure online voting system, subject to additional screening, background and reference checks.
- The whole process will be monitored by PricewaterhouseCoopers to ensure transparency.

Limit one application per Applicant. Applicants who do not progress to the Top 50 stage or beyond will not receive notification.

About the Global Teacher Prize:
https://www.globalteacherprize.org/global-teacher-prize/about-the-global-teacher-prize/
Criteria and eligibility: https://www.globalteacherprize.org/global-teacher-prize/eligibility-criteria/
Methodology: https://www.globalteacherprize.org/global-teacher-prize/methodology/
The Judging Academy: https://www.globalteacherprize.org/global-teacher-prize/the-judging-academy/
Terms and Conditions: https://www.globalteacherprize.org/global-teacher-prize/terms-conditions/
FAQs: https://www.globalteacherprize.org/global-teacher-prize/faqs/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online at the URL for full text link below.

Global Teacher Prize enquiries:
+44 (0) 20 7593 4040
info@globalteacherprize.org

Varkey Foundation
Oakwood Estate
Chertsey Road
Windlesham, Surrey
GU20 6HY

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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