Charles E. Brown Professional Development Fellowship

The Charles E. Brown Fellowship is an annual award sponsored by the Newton Teachers Association.  NTA members who receive this award are released from regular duties for one to five days to pursue a particular educational project (without loss of pay).


Types of Projects Considered for Funding:

  • Development of professional tools, equipment, and materials 

  • Professional study and research   

  • Advancement of professional association work and leadership


Criteria for Selection:

The review board will consider the project’s future benefits to the students, teachers and professional staff of the City of Newton.  The contribution that the project will make to the unified teaching profession will also be considered.



If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, please fill out an application form on line using this link: If you prefer a paper application, download one in either PDF or Word format


Completed applications for the fellowships for the 2022-2023 school year must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022.  


Announcement of Awards:

The winners of the 2022-2023 Charles E. Brown Fellowships will be announced the week of May 2, 2022.


Completion Dates:

All fellowships granted for the 2022-2023 school year must be completed between September 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.