2023 CUE Grant Opportunity: Leroy Finkel Fellowship

The LeRoy Finkel Fellowship, or LeRoy’s Big Idea, is intended to promote leadership in the field of educational technology. CUE “Fellows” will:

  • Strengthen professional skills;

  • Develop an innovative technology-enhanced curriculum project, aligned to curriculum standards; and

  • Share their ideas and strategies through the OnCUE Journal, conferences, websites, social media, and much more.

The Awards Committee will select three finalists from among each year’s applicants to present their ‘Big Idea’ on stage at CUE’s Spring Conference before a panel of edu-rock stars. On stage, each Finalist will present for 5 minutes on an even bigger version of their idea. The Fellow will receive a $2,000 grant and will be given a mentor and invited to write a feature about their idea in the OnCUE Blog. The two finalists will each receive $1,000 to implement their idea and will be invited to write and be featured in the OnCUE Blog as well.

Submissions are open to any part or full-time K-20 educator that is a member of CUE working within California is eligible to apply! Closes January 19th, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST!

The deadline for the Innovation Grant was February 21, 2022. Look for the next round to open in early 2023.

If you have a question about CUE & IACUE grant opportunities, please contact our Grants Chair, Lisa Chavez at