The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is pleased to announce the Innovators in Civic Education Teacher Fellowship.

This new fellowship program aims to engage classroom and community educators in the work of deliberative and place-based education, beginning with a summer intensive to be held June 17-19, 2019. During this intensive, educators will learn the basics of naming and framing an issue for deliberation and work collectively to create new classroom resources.

Educators will then pilot new resources in their classroom throughout the 2019-2020 school year and provide feedback to the Mathews Center on how resources can be refined. All participants will be provided with a $1,000 stipend for the training and feedback, in addition to professional development CEUs.

Applications for the fellowship program are now open. Applications are due May 1, 2019. Recipients will be announced on May 15, 2019.

Read the application rubric here and download the application to apply.

If you have additional questions regarding the fellowship, please contact Gabrielle Lamplugh at

The David Mathews Center’s Innovators in Civic education teacher fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Alabama Bicentennial. To learn more about the Bicentennial’s mission, events, and educator opportunities visit