Deadline Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year. Application received by February 1, notification by April 15; Application received by June 1, notification by September 15; Application received by October 15, notification by January 15.

Award $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.


NEA Learning & Leadership


Our Learning & Leadership Grants support National Education Association (NEA) members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research.

Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.


Any practicing NEA member who is a U.S. teacher, counselor, or education support professional* employed by a public school, including public higher education institutions, is eligible to apply.