Apply Today ! Summer 2024 AGSL K-12 Fellowship Program

Application Deadline | Extended to April 1, 2024

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s American Geographical Society Library (AGSL), contains more than a million maps, atlases, globes, photographs, books, journals and geospatial data that support instruction, research and outreach at UWM and around the world. The AGSL Teacher Fellowship provides current Wisconsin K–12 teachers with the opportunity to utilize the American Geographical Society Library’s vast resources to develop new or enhance existing, curricula.   The proposed curriculum should have a global emphasis related to any discipline(s).  Exemplary educators will be awarded for their commitment to promoting excellence in geographic education. At the completion of the fellowship, the curriculum will be shared via the AGSL’s website and in any other manner the Fellows find valuable.

Additionally, we can work with you to ensure that work completed for the fellowship can be applied to obtaining relevant micro-credentials from the National Education Association. Three fellowships will be awarded, and preference will be given to teachers from Milwaukee Public Schools, though all Wisconsin teachers are encouraged to apply. The fellowship period will be negotiated after selection.  

Fellows will be paid $3,000 for work during a 4-6 week period. Fellowships can be completed between mid-June and mid-August. Half of the payment will be awarded mid-fellowship and the other half will be awarded when the curricular resources and required close-out survey have been submitted. Selected Fellows will receive a Form 1099 documenting the fellowship payment and will be responsible for reporting the income accordingly.  

This fellowship will be completed in a hybrid format, with at least one day per week in-person at the AGSL. The weekly in-person day creates an opportunity to collaborate with other fellows, engage in a weekly meeting with the AGSL’s Public Services Librarian, and view collection items in person. Staff support will be available to digitize resources for fellowship projects and to answer questions.

Our website can help you search for materials that will help you draft your application. To learn more about the AGSL, check out the StoryMap, The AGSL at a Glance. To learn more about the map and cartographic literacy we teach at the AGSL, check out the StoryMap, Meet the Map! 

To learn about past projects, the former AGSL K12 Fellows projects page should be very useful. To see other types of K12 resources involving maps, the Osher Map Library K12 Resources & Leventhal Map Center K12 Resources are great. 

Please email Georgia Brown at if you have any questions.

*AGSL Fellowships are made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI Program of the US Department of Education.*