Hemera’s Contemplative Fellowships for Educators

Hemera's Contemplative Fellowships for Educators support educators' growth through contemplative practice in a retreat setting, allowing individuals the opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, personal wellbeing, and professional efficacy, and, in turn, embody and apply these qualities to promote positive school cultures.

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Hemera Foundation's Contemplative Fellowships for Educators Application Information

Thank you for your interest in Hemera’s Contemplative Fellowships for Educators. We look forward to reviewing your application materials. The Contemplative Fellowship Program will provide retreat scholarship support to educators who either currently work full-time in K-12 education or are enrolled in a Masters degree program in education. The goal of the Contemplative Practice Fellowships is to support educators’ growth through contemplative practices, specifically in an intensive retreat setting.

Program Qualifications

Applicants must currently work full-time for an accredited educational institution from kindergarten through 12th grade or be enrolled in a Master’s degree program in education.


By participating in this program, you are making a commitment that includes:
Your participation in a Hemera Foundation supported residential retreat from 5 to 30 nights; Emailing Hemera Foundation a copy of your confirmation of retreat registration;
Completing a post-retreat statement/report and an optional interview;
Completing a post-retreat survey.

Application Materials Must Be Submitted Electronically and Include:

  Completed online application form submitted on this website;
  A statement of interest and qualifications (i.e., personal statement) that outlines your background and purpose for requesting a fellowship;
  A current resume;
  Proof of employment with an accredited educational institution, or proof of enrollment in an accredited Masters degree program in education.
  Letter of Recommendation from a colleague or advisor.



  The residential retreat programs that the Contemplative Fellowships support will take place in June, July, and August 2014.
  Completed applications must be received by March 21, 2014. (Applications received after that date may be processed if additional fellowships become available.)
  Note: Incomplete applications, or applications without an attached statement, resume, proof of employment, and letter of recommendation, will not be processed.
  Notification of your fellowship status will be sent via e-mail by April 15, 2014.


Program Cost

The program cost varies by retreat and center. Hemera’s Contemplative Fellowships are awarded to help cover the expenses of program fees, lodging, and meals. The maximum award will be $2,500 (depending on the cost of the retreat). Any expenses incurred on your behalf beyond the expenses of the retreat program (such as travel to and from the retreat) will be your responsibility.


Cancellation Policy

Participating in the Fellowship program will require a commitment of both time and financial resources. Only apply for a fellowship if you can commit to attending the retreat that you select. Cancellations without sufficient reason will result in not being eligible for future fellowships.



Contact: cfe_info@hemerafoundation.org 


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