Launched in 2010, The American Turkish Society’s Curriculum Development Grants offer funds to elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States for the development of innovative curricula related to Turkey.  

The program aims to enhance teachers’ and students’ knowledge and understanding of Turkey and develop a repository of effective practice to teach about the country. 

The program has expanded to include teacher workshops in Turkey hosted by SEV (Health and Education Foundation) at SEV schools in Istanbul, Izmir, and Tarsus.  


Grants range for $250 to $2500, and cover the costs of research, materials, speakers, and other expenses. Grantees have the opportunity to be chosen for an expenses-paid trip to Turkey to engage in educational and cultural exchange.

 Curriculum Development Grants have semi-annual deadlines of June 30 and November 30.  

Please check the Curriculum Development Grant Application page for our latest update.