The Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers, made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Brooke Astor, celebrates the accomplishments of full-time classroom teachers in the New York City public schools by awarding them a fully-sponsored, ten-day, educational fellowship with NYU Steinhardt faculty.
The Summer 2024 edition of the Astor Fellows program will travel to London and the Jurassic Coast of England.
Travel will take place in July or August 2024 and the exact dates will be announced soon. Fellows are asked to commit to attending 1-2 pre-travel events in Spring 2024 and a post-travel Symposium in late October 2024.
- Overnight trip to the Jurassic Coast; museum visits, walking the coast, and fossil hunting
- British Museum
- Natural History Museum
- Eastcheap & the Tower walking tour
NYU Steinhardt, through the generous support of the estate of Mrs. Brooke Astor, will cover the following participant expenses:
- Roundtrip, economy-class group airfare
- Single hotel accommodation during all program dates
- Ground transportation for official program activities
- Some daily meals
- Supplemental international health insurance
Participants are responsible for the following costs:
- Transportation to/from airports
- Obtaining or renewing a passport and any visa expenses
- Some meals and any personal incidental expenses
- Any independent activities, visits, or transportation outside of official program activities
Who can participate:
In order to be eligible to apply for this opportunity, you must:
- Be a current, fulltime classroom teacher in a New York City Public School
- Have completed at least three years of full-time teaching experience in NYC public schools as of the date of application
- Not be a previous recipient of the Astor Fellowship
Please note: School staff other than fulltime classroom teachers (i.e. substitute teachers, administrators, counselors, principals, etc.) are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must complete the Fellows Application form and request a recommendation from a colleague. Competitive applications should:
- Discuss how participating in the program will enhance your practice as a classroom teacher
- Demonstrate a critical reflection of your own cultural identity and its influence on classroom practice
- Show an interest in and commitment to issues of diversity, social justice, and antibias education; for example, through lessons or curricular choices
Recommendations should be from a fellow teacher or administrator who currently works (or has previously worked) with the applicant. Recommenders will be asked to confirm the applicant's years of work in NYC public school and their recommendation should speak to the applicant's background, current work, and service inside and outside of the classroom.
How to apply:
- Applicants must fill out the Astor Fellows Application Form (coming soon)
- Applicants should ask that their recommender complete the Astor Fellows Recommendation Form (coming soon)
All applications and recommendations must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM (EST) on January 31, 2024. Top candidates will be invited to interview in February and the 2024 Fellows will be notified of their selection by the end of March.