The Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support American history education across the country.
To enable independent school teachers to attend teacher seminars, Gilder Lehrman underwrites half the cost at $1,625, and asks applicants to secure matching funds for the other half from their school and from other sources as needed. The full cost of a teacher seminar is $3,250. If a teacher is commuting or attending on a day basis (with no room and board) we ask that they underwrite a quarter of the cost, $812.50.
Because many independent schools offer professional development funds, we ask independent school teachers, when they apply to Gilder Lehrman for a seminar, to apply simultaneously for matching funds from their school and other sources.
If you teach at an independent school that is not a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and does not offer professional development funds, please have the head of your school write a letter detailing this information and send it to:
Teacher Seminars Program
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
19 West 44th Street, Suite 500
New York, New York 10036
Once accepted to a seminar, independent school teachers enroll under the same benefits and conditions as other teachers at the seminar. Independent school teachers will receive the same travel stipend as all participants.