Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowships

SPONSORING AGENCY: Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)

PURPOSE: The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was established to enhance the quality of high school science and mathematics teaching. KSTF is recruiting men and women for their Mathematics and Science Teaching Fellowships. The physical science fellowships support those who have a degree in a physical science (for example, physics, chemistry or astronomy) or engineering and are committed to teach high school physics, physical science, chemistry and/or Earth science. The mathematics fellowships support individuals with at least a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in mathematics. The biological science fellowships support individuals with at least a bachelor's degree in contemporary biology or other life science.

KSTF Teaching Fellows are young men and women who have received a bachelor's or advanced degree in science, engineering or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure.

FIELDS: Science or mathematics education

ELIGIBILITY: Fellows are selected from among young men and women who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education.

  1. To be eligible for the Physical Sciences Teaching Fellowship, an applicant should have earned or be in the process of earning a degree in one of the physical sciences such as physics, chemistry, some astronomy or geology, or in engineering.
  2. To be eligible for the Mathematics Teaching Fellowship, an applicant should have earned or be in the process of earning a degree in mathematics or a related field such as engineering or statistics.
  3. To be eligible for the Biological Sciences Teaching Fellowship, an applicant should have earned or be in the process of earning at least a bachelor’s degree in a biological science with a demonstrated emphasis in systems biology, mathematical or model-based biology including bioinformatics and computational biology.

Applicants should have received their most recent degree within five years of the start of the fellowship (June 1 of the application year). An applicant might also be in the final year of an undergraduate, master's, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program.

STIPEND:

  • Tuition assistance up to $10,000 per year while enrolled in a teacher credential program
    Monthly stipend for full-time students
    Instructional materials support for full-time teachers
    Summer stipend plus funding for summer professional development
    Membership in a professional organization plus travel to professional meetings

APPLICATION DEADLINES: January 12, 2011; application materials are available at www.kstf.org.