Innovation School Fellowship

Innovation School Fellowship

About the Fellowship ISF_2cLogo

The Mind Trust created the fellowship in 2014 in partnership with the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation, to launch Innovation Network Schools within Indy’s largest district.  Fellows have the unprecedented opportunity to launch schools that have the freedoms and flexibilities of charter schools and the financial support and services of a district school, including a school building at little to no cost.

Support & Resources

Each fellow receives one-to-two years salary at $100,000 a year, healthcare and benefits as they develop their school model.  What’s more, fellows access:

  • Opportunities to travel and engage with leaders at some of the nation’s best schools,
  • Extensive expertise and feedback on the school design and opening process,
  • Leadership development opportunities, and
  • Access to a network of expert consultants and coaches.

Application & Selection

The Mind Trust seeks highly effective leaders, teachers, and charter operators with a proven track record of success and an entrepreneurial mindset.  Check out past fellows and their school ideas here.

Statements of Intent are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis for the Innovation School Fellowship, with those received by November 20, 2016 given priority.   All Statements of Intent must be received by January 8, 2017 for consideration in the fourth cohort of Innovation School Fellows.

All interested candidates are invited to submit a Statement of Intent.  After review, select candidates will then be invited to submit a Full Application by February 5, 2017. The Mind Trust will conduct initial interviews in late February 2017. Fellowships are awarded in close partnership with IPS after a final interview with a selection committee of distinguished local and national education leaders.

To apply to the Innovation School Fellowship, click here.  For more information, please contact Amber Audrain.