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Einstein Fellowships for STEM Teachers


Ever wonder who sets STEM education policy – or yearn to influence it?

Apply to become an Einstein Fellow and spend a year at the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA, or a congressional office.

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program offers a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 STEM educators to serve in the national education arena. Fellows (like the class of 2014/15 in the photo) come from all over the country, and reflect a diversity of disciplines, grade levels, and regions. eGFI featured one of them from the class of 2011, Mike Town, a high school environmental and sustainability educator.

Program applications for the 2016/17 fellowships are due by 8:00 pm EST, November 19, 2015.

Applicants must:

  • be U.S. citizens,
  • be currently employed full time in a U.S. public or private elementary or secondary school or school district, and
  • have taught full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline.

Information about the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits, application requirements, and access to the online application system can be found at the Department of Energy’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists office:

For any questions, please see the FAQ or contact the AEF Program at

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