Grants & Award Opportunities


Fishman Prize

The Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice is awarded annually to a select group of public school teachers who demonstrate exceptionally effective teaching with students from high-poverty communities. No more than five teachers are awarded the prize each year. Each winner is recognized with a $25,000 award and the opportunity to collaborate with other winners during an at-home summer residency that culminates in the publication of a short paper on the practice of effective teaching. The paper allows Fishman Prize winners to share their expertise with educators across the country without taking time away from their classrooms.


MAGIP K-12 Educational GIS Applications Grants

Two $1000 grants are available to K-12 teachers and educators to support the development and use of geospatial technologies in the classroom.  The recipient will have an opportunity to present at the next MAGIP conference. 

Distinquished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program

Under the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program, highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level teachers of all subjects, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, curriculum heads, Talented and Gifted coordinators, Special Education coordinators and media specialists/librarians may apply for this professional development program to carry out a course of study for three to six months abroad.