Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Fellowship Year

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program

Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Fellowship Year

Application Deadline: Nov. 19, 2015, at 8 p.m. EST


The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators to serve 11 months in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office. Einstein Fellows bring their extensive classroom knowledge and experience to their host offices to inform Federal STEM education efforts.

Past Einstein Fellows have:

• Designed and implemented national STEM education programs.

• Built partnerships among Federal agencies.

• Drafted legislation seeking to improve U.S. K-12 education and teacher preparation.

• Evaluated national STEM programs centered on school reform.

·   Designed and deployed digital and online learning tools for students and teachers.


To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens who are currently employed full time in a U.S. public or private elementary or secondary school or school district. Applicants must 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 STEM discipline.

Current sponsoring agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In addition to sponsoring placements at DOE headquarters, DOE sponsors up to four placements in U.S. congressional offices.

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is managed by the DOE Office of Science's Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, in collaboration with the sponsoring agencies and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

Program applications are due Nov. 19, 2015, at 8 p.m. EST and must be submitted through an online application system.

Additional information about the program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits, application requirements and access to the online application system may be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/einstein/.

Please direct inquiries about the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program to sc.einstein@science.doe.gov.

 

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