Deadline: 17 November 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy along with the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is inviting applications for its program entitled “Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF)” to provide a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena.
- Spends eleven months in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office engaged in education policy and/or program related activities, bringing their experience as an educator to the offices in which they serve.
- Receives professional development opportunities throughout the year, including opportunities for Fellows to interact with various organizations, associations and experts who focus on STEM education.
- Receives a monthly living stipend of $7,500.
- Has a travel allowance of up to $5,000 for approved travel related to their host agency assignments and approved professional development opportunities. Limitations on foreign travel will vary by agency.
- Has an education allowance of up to $1,000 for approved educational expenses aligned with the Fellow’s individual professional development plan.
- Is reimbursed for moving/relocations expenses up to $3,500 for Fellows relocating from outside of the Washington, DC area.
- Is eligible to receive a stipend of up to $550 per month (individual plan) or $1,300 per month (family plan) to offset the cost of health insurance.
- Develops professional development plans to guide individual professional development objectives outside their host office responsibilities with ongoing mentoring provided by the AEF Program.
- Receives designated office space and agency/office-specific orientation and training.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Have a minimum of five complete years of full-time classroom teaching experience prior to submitting the application. Student teaching does not count toward this minimum full-time teaching requirement.
- Have been teaching full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline. Current employment may be as an educator or district official.
- Be currently employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district in the U.S.
- Be able to provide a letter of recommendation from a school district official as one of their three required letters of recommendation.
- Be able to obtain a leave of absence from teaching in order to participate in the program for the full eleven months.
- Current and former AEF Program Fellows are not eligible to apply for a second fellowship.
- Eligible individuals may apply a maximum of three times within a six year period.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit AEF Program.