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Program: Einstein Fellowships

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Application Deadline: Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.

Applications are now open for the 2013-14 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator program. Interested educators should use the  online application.

This fellowship, in its 23rd year, aims to provide teachers voice in Washington D.C. regarding Federal STEM education programs and policies. The program is open to K-12 STEM educators who thrive on personal and professional challenges; enjoy the opportunity to network with creative, passionate, intelligent colleagues; recognize the importance of experienced educators are interested in sharing their knowledge of teaching and learning in the national education arena; have the desire and the confidence to work on educational programs and/or issues at a national level; and want to learn more about the role of federal agencies in education.

Selection is based on excellence in K-12 mathematics, science, or technology teaching; demonstrated leadership; an understanding of national, state, and local education policy; and communication and interpersonal skills.

Those selected serve an 11-month paid Fellowship in Washington, D.C. working either on Capitol Hill or in one of the sponsoring Federal agencies, such as such as the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or the National Institute of Standards and Technology.. The Einstein Fellowship Program is under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy and is managed by the Triangle Coalition. Direct any questions to einsteinfellows@triangle-coalition.org.

The Fellowship program was created in 1990 with support from the MacArthur Foundation. Congress formalized the program in 1994 by passing the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act. The Triangle Coalition administers the program under the direction of the Department of Energy. Application deadline is December 5, 2012.

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