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KSTF Teaching Fellowships for International Applicants in USA, 2014

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The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is funding teaching fellowships for high school teachers in the USA. The KSTF is a five-year fellowship. Fellowships are intended for individuals who are committed to teaching STEM related subjects to high school students and who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to the STEM subject(s) they intend to teach. Application should be send by online for 2014 entry till October 15, 2013.

Study Subject (s): The ideal candidate is committed to teaching STEM related subjects to high school students in the United States.
Course Level: Fellowships are intended for individuals who are committed to teaching STEM related subjects to high school students.
Scholarship Provider: Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: -Fellows are chosen from among individuals who:

  • Are committed to teaching high school STEM
  • Have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to the STEM subject(s) they intend to teach
  • Have outstanding current content knowledge with a recent degree or education (typically within the last 5–10 years)
  • Have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career
  • Have not previously established a career (typically more than 5–10 years in another field)
  • Have recently earned a secondary teaching credential (no earlier than January 1, 2013) or will earn their credential no later than September 1, 2014.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International applicants are eligible for these teaching fellowships.

Scholarship Description: If you are passionate about teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and are dedicated to challenging and supporting all students, the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship could help you succeed in ways you’ve never imagined. KSTF supports passionate, dedicated teachers to thrive in the profession, lead from the classroom and become change agents in education. The KSTF five-year fellowship, one of the most generous and comprehensive professional development programs for STEM teachers, provides its fellow’s access to a close, collaborative community of like-minded colleagues. KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded annually and we are now accepting applications for our 2014 fellowship.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The KSTF is a five-year fellowship for STEM teachers.

What does it cover? Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend and are eligible for a number of grants throughout the year. Professional development grants valued at up to $4000 per year are available to cover the cost of relevant activities, including workshops, mentoring, practitioner inquiry and fellow observations. Fellows are also eligible to receive up to $1200 per year for teaching materials. Last, fellows can apply for leadership grants to pursue efforts that will have a positive impact on STEM education beyond their own classroom.

Selection Criteria: KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded based on the following three selection criteria:

  1. The potential to develop the content knowledge needed for teaching.
  2. The potential to develop exemplary teaching practices.
  3. The potential to develop the qualities of a teacher leader.

Notification: All applicants that are selected as semi-finalists will be required to participate in a telephone interview that will take place in late January 2014. This one-hour interview will provide the selection committee with the opportunity to learn more about you. If you are selected as a finalist for the 2014 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship, you will be required to participate in a selection interview which will take place in Philadelphia from March 7–8, 2014. Finalists are expected to be available for and participate in all selection activities, which will begin at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 and end at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Fellowship awardees are announced in April each year. They must be available to attend an orientation meeting held during the first weekend in June.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is October 15, 2013.

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