Apply Today ! Summer 2024 AGSL K-12 Fellowship Program

Application Deadline | Monday, March 18, 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 $2,000 for 130 hours of 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.

If you are interested in learning more about the program and collections at the AGSL, there are three upcoming, virtual, information sessions:

January 31, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Registration Link
February 15, 4:30 – 5:30 pm – Registration Link
March 2, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Registration Link

Please email Georgia Brown at browngl@uwm.edu 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.*